Pittsburg, CA asked in Car Accidents for California

Q: Got into a car accident, need advice.

Car was out of gas at night with no lights or Indicators on. Crashed into it. Who is at fault?

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Robert Dourian
Robert Dourian
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Actually there is some case law on this that says you can hold the other driver responsible and if there was a recent visit to a mechanic and a problem wasn't fixed, you could even hold the shop liable.

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

A: MORE INFO NEEDED.

YOU NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A PI LAWYER IN YOUR AREA ASAP............

SETTING UP A COURSE OF TREATMENT IS IMPORTANT WHEN INJURED AND THERE ARE TIME LIMITATIONS TOO.

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

A: If you were injured and needed medical care, you have a case. Call an attorney for a free consultation. Also, notify your own insurance company and file an SR-1 form with DMV.

Edward A. Smith
Edward A. Smith
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: There is an excellent chance you may recover because the car you hit did not have lights of flashers on. In those circumstances, there is at least partial negligence on that driver.

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