Can I Claim Personal Injury if I Was at Fault?

If you are at fault for an accident in Los Angeles, you may wonder whether a personal injury lawsuit can be filed. If you are found to be at fault, the chances of obtaining a settlement are low.

Motor vehicle accidents can include bicycle, car, or truck accidents. Some examples of personal injury accidents include getting bitten by a dog or being injured because a product malfunctioned.

We’ll look at some of the details involved in claiming personal injuries in Los Angeles.

What is a personal injury claim in Los Angeles, California?

In California, a personal injury claim may be filed if an individual has been injured or suffered a loss as a result of intentionally or negligently caused harm. Traffic accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability are just a few examples. Motor vehicle accidents are the most common personal injury claims.

Before a final decision is made, the relevant authorities will conduct an investigation to determine who is at fault. In many cases, the party at fault is only partially responsible for the accident. This results in a fair settlement.

What If You Are Responsible for a Personal Injury Case?

California’s “at-fault” accident law says that the person responsible for an accident must pay for any bodily or property damage. Everyone involved in an accident is required to file a claim against the insurer of the responsible party. This allows them to be compensated for their losses.

Imagine that the investigation by the insurer and the police has revealed your responsibility for the accident. You will probably have to go through a costly back-and-forth process with your insurer in this case. Your insurance company will have to handle the claims of other injured people, and this can be expensive depending on the extent of the damages.

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