San Pablo, CA asked in Car Accidents, Gov & Administrative Law and Personal Injury for California

Q: Can I file a claim with the state?

I was in an accident. A disabled car was in the fast lane with no lights, no hazards, or flares and I hit the car going 65mph. The disabled car was in an accident earlier that day and was reported to highway patrol but was never towed out of the fast lane. My question is, who is responsible?

2 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The state is not responsible. The owner of the car and the driver are responsible. Potentially the person who performed maintenance on the vehicle is that is the reason it was disabled. If none of that proves fruitful, I hope you carried UM insurance. Contact a PI attorney to discuss your potential claims in detail. This is not a do it yourself project if your injuries are serious.

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Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: As the prior answer suggests - there are multiple possibilities that can only be determined by sitting down with an experienced personal injury attorney who can analyze your situation and create a game plan moving forward.

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