The answer to this question depends on the circumstances involved in your accident. The experienced auto accident lawyers in Sacramento at the Arnold Law Firm can help determine liable parties and assist you in recovering compensation. Schedule a free case review today.
California is a fault state, so accident victims – including passengers – file claims with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. The at-fault driver could be the one driving the vehicle you were in, or the driver of another vehicle that hit the one you were riding in.
California law requires all vehicle owners to maintain minimum liability coverage on their vehicles as part of the state’s financial responsibility laws. This coverage pays for damages from an accident caused by the policyholder.
The minimum coverage amounts are:
If you are already included in the at-fault driver’s policy, you may be unable to file a claim against the liability coverage in that policy. If this policy has Med Pay coverage, you may be able to pursue compensation for your medical bills. This coverage applies no matter who was at fault for the accident.
Some drivers tell their insurance companies to exclude certain people from coverage from their insurance policy. Drivers may do this to lower their premiums because the driver they want to exclude is a high risk, for example, maybe he or she has had a DUI or a bad driving record.
If you are injured in an auto accident, it is important to know what to do in the days and weeks that follow.
If you were injured as a passenger in an auto accident, you may have the right to pursue compensation for the damages you suffered. Our trusted attorneys are prepared to investigate your claim and determine who may be liable for the damages you suffered.
Contact us to learn more about possible legal options. Call (916) 777-7777.
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