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Is California a no-fault insurance state?

No. California is a ‘fault state’ when it comes to car accidents, which means that a person must be proven to be at fault before there is legal liability. For example, in a car accident, you will need to prove either that the person is at fault, or that they were negligent before you can proceed with your case.

California also adheres to the law that if you are also proven to be partially at fault, then your financial recovery from your case will be reduced in proportion to your fault. However, you can still be compensated (Kais link) for a large percentage of the damages. Due to the complexities of these cases and California state law, it is best to contact one of our accident lawyers to get a clear sense of your potential compensation, and speak with us to get answers to your questions and concerns.