Friday, October 8, 2010

Brea Car Accident injures Driver

If liability in a car accident is not clear, would you still be able to make a personal injury claim?

The answer is yes; the state of California recognizes that liability in car accidents is not always clear cut.

In fact, there are a lot of cases where each motorist in one car crash has been negligent in some way that contributed to their own injuries.

So you see, assigning liability is not always a question of was it your fault, rather it should be how much of the injuries was your fault.

Take this car accident that occurred in Brea this week.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a Ford Thunderbird and a Hyundai Tucson collided with each other in the intersection of Tonner Canyon Road and Brea

The driver of the Tucson was reportedly injured although it was not clear how serious those injuries were.

In this car accident, it is not clear who triggered the car accident; was it the driver of the Ford Thunderbird or the driver of the Hyundai Tucson.

What the driver of the Tucson can do is still file a personal injury claim against the driver of the Thunderbird.

The insurance company will then send an adjuster to investigate the car accident.

They will compute all the driver’s losses, including monetary and non-monetary losses.

Then they will determine the driver’s level of liability in the car accident and subtract it from the losses that were computed.

That should be the compensation that the driver can get.

That sounded simple enough right, wish it were so but the driver have to take into account that he will be dealing with insurance companies.

He should watch out as they will try to pin as much fault for the car accident on him as possible so that they do not have to pay that much.

To prevent this, it is recommended that the driver consult with a car accident attorney to guide him in the claims process.