￼Determining Fault in a Rear-End Accident in California
In any collision, it is important to determine who is at fault. Fault can be determined based on the facts and circumstances of the crash, including who was driving and where they were when the collision occurred. Fault can also be established if there is clear evidence of negligence or intent to harm. In California, fault can also be determined based on the position of the vehicles in relation to one another.
The following are some of the factors that can influence who is responsible for your injuries:
1. Who was driving the car? Were they licensed?
2. Was the driver using a seat belt?
3. Was the driver using proper braking techniques?
4. Was the driver’s vehicle properly maintained to ensure that all of its parts were working properly?
5. Was the driver paying attention to their driving?
6. Was the accident caused by weather or road conditions?
7. Were there other drivers involved in the accident?
8. Was the other driver tailgating (following too closely)?
9. Was the other driver speeding, especially excessive speeding?
10. Was the other driver Driving Under the Influence (DUI)? Etc.
If you have a question about securing compensation after your car accident, you can discuss your situation with the Northern California automobile accident attorneys at Maire & Deedon.
California At-Fault Auto Accident Rules
If you are in a car accident in California, California’s fault laws say that the driver who was at fault is responsible for the damages. This means that if you are injured in an accident, the other driver is liable for your medical expenses, lost wages, and any other costs associated with your injury. If the other driver doesn’t have insurance, or if their insurance doesn’t cover your damages, you may be able to sue them for damages.
California Pure Comparative Negligence Rules
In California, there are also pure comparative negligence rules. This means that if you are injured in an at-fault accident, you can recover damages from the other party even if you are partially at fault. Your damages will be reduced by the percentage of fault that you share with the other person. For example, if you are injured in an accident and found to be 25% at fault, your damages would be reduced by 25%.
What to do if You are Involved in a Rear-End Accident
If you are involved in a rear-end accident, you should move your car to the side of the road if it is safe to do so. You should then wait for the police to arrive and make a report. If you are injured, you should seek medical attention. You should then contact an attorney to discuss your options.
Maire & Deedon
Maire & Deedon attorneys can help you prove fault in an auto accident by gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and, in some tough cases, preparing a case for trial. They will work to build a strong argument that the other driver was responsible for the crash that caused your damages and/or injuries. This can help you recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you have been in a rear-end accident and need help, it is important to speak with an experienced Redding, California car accident lawyer at Maire & Deedon to determine who is at fault and what your legal options are.