Sacramento, CA asked in Car Accidents for California

Q: Hi I got car accident this month and the other driver was minor and she also had a minor passenger in the suv.

She hit in my car and requested me not to call insurance company. She called her mom and they provided me wrong information of their phone numbers and wrong insurance info. At the time of that minor accident I was more worried about my health because I just had heart transplant last year. Next day I called insurance company and my insurance company found out the other car owner doesn’t have insurance and also either I have to fix my car because I have liability insurance only. Is there a way i can proceed this case because the place where accident happened there is McDonald’s and the supervisor told me he can help me because most likely it was recorded in their camera because the other driver came out from the McDonald’s drive through seconds before she hit my car

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MORE INFO HELPFUL

FIRSTLY I WOULD CALL POLICE AND REPORT IT...FOR BOTH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL REASONS .....

YOU CAN ALWAYS SUE IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT FOR UP TO $10K.

HOWEVER, YOU CAN'T GET BLOOD FROM A TURNIP OR ANY OTHER VEG OR FRUIT

YOU SHOULD HAVE HAD FULL COVERAGE B/C WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU IS VERY COMMON.

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

A: If she doesn't have insurance, I don't know how a video is going to help you. The minor's parent, who signed the DMV documents for her to get a drivers license, are liable for injuries she has caused through driving. Maybe that person has insurance. If not, you are out of luck, unless you had uninsured motorist insurance for your bodily injuries.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
Answered
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You should immediately go back to the McD and speak with the manager to get him to preserve the video. Then you should get estimates for your car repair and take care of your personal injury needs. After that you should definitely file at least a small claims suit against the minor AND her parents. They are liable, and may have all kinds of insurance. You need to act quickly to locate and preserve the evidence you need. Don't bother to write the parents, you are not likely to get anywhere. Just file your small claims or other action.

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