Can I Sue Personally For A Car Accident In California?
In California, you can potentially sued personally for a car accident if you were at fault in causing the accident. And, the other party sustained injuries or property damage as a result.
If the other party files a personal injury or property damage lawsuit against you and is able to prove that you were negligent or at fault in causing the accident, you may be found liable for their damages and be required to pay compensation. This could include damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and other economic losses. This includes as non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.
It is important to note that in California, you are generally protected from personal liability for car accident damages if you were acting within the scope of your employment at the time of the accident and you were driving a vehicle owned or leased by your employer. In these cases, your employer’s commercial insurance policy may cover any damages resulting from the accident.
If you are sued personally for a car accident in California, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced car accident lawyer to help you understand your rights and options and defend yourself against the lawsuit.
Why Do I Need A Car Accident Lawyer?
You may need a car accident lawyer if you got an injury in a car accident. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive a fair settlement. They can also help you understand your rights and options and provide guidance on how to proceed with a claim. Attorneys can also help to negotiate with insurance companies. They can also represent you in court if your case goes to trial.
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