Sacramento Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you are a new driver, or you just got into a car accident and need some information, these Sacramento car accident frequently asked questions can help you find what you need.
In all car accident situations, it is best to consult experienced car accident lawyers when you have specific questions. These answers can get you started on your way, but you can get more detailed information and answers based on your specific details when you contact our office.
What should I tell my insurance company?
It may be best to contact our office before you speak with your insurance company. Under no circumstances should you admit blame or tell your insurance company that you were at fault for the accident until the details have been examined. Our attorneys can take a look at your case and let you know the best way to move forward.
What should I tell the other driver’s insurance company?
You aren’t under any obligation to speak to insurance companies or other people representing the other drivers. In fact, it is in your best interest to let us speak with the other professionals so that you can focus on recovering as fully as possible and dealing with your injuries.
You don’t want to make the mistake of offering information that can hurt you, so if the other driver’s insurance company has questions, let us answer them for you.
Does a DUI mean I automatically lose my license?
Yes. In almost every state, including California, your license is suspended the moment you are charged with driving under the influence (DUI). The only difference is the length of the suspension. Each case is different because the length of the suspension varies with your age, the status of your license before the DUI, and how many DUI offenses you have on your record.
Who is at fault in a rear-end accident?
Most people assume that the person in the back is the one at fault. Generally speaking, this is often the case, but there are exceptions. You can’t always assume fault based on the type of accident that occurred.
Whether you are the driver in the front or the back, if you have been in a rear-end accident, you will need the assistance of a qualified legal team to make sure the right person is held responsible.
Who is at fault in a T-bone accident?
There is no simple or straightforward answer to who is at fault in any type of car accident, including T-bone accidents. Although one car clearly hit another with the front end, it could be that the person who was hit ran a red light or pulled out in front of an oncoming car.
Some accidents involve comparative negligence—where more than one person is at fault. T-bone accidents could be one of them.
Is California a no-fault car insurance state?
No, California is considered an at-fault insurance state where citizens can use tort law as needed. This means that the insurance you carry is meant to take care of damages to other people and their property, not you and yours. For that, you would seek compensation from either their insurance company or other avenues.
How long will my car accident case take to settle?
There is no definite answer for how long it will take or even if you will get a settlement offer. It’s best to let our attorneys examine your case and its details to give you a timeline of what you can expect. Some settlements can take months or years, depending on the case.
Our attorneys can give you an idea of how long it could take when we meet for your consultation.
How do I know if I have a case?
The best way to find out whether you have a case is to meet with an experienced car accident lawyer. There are many elements that can be involved that need to be examined before you can be sure you have a case for compensation.
Experienced Car Accident Lawyers in Sacramento
Many Sacramento car accident frequently asked questions are too general to apply to every driver’s situation accurately. Our experienced attorneys can look at the details of your accident and help you understand all of the elements involved as well as what you should expect to go through in the future. This is one reason it is a good idea to make a list of questions to bring with you when we meet for your first consultation.
If you have questions about your car accident and seeking compensation, the lawyers of Crowell Law Offices can help. To explore you options, schedule a free case evaluation by calling 916-303-2800.