Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum - View Single Post - SO i just got in an accident...
View Single Post
Old 10-26-2012, 06:32 PM   #9
Focus Enthusiast
Woggy64's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Fan#: 104328
Location: Southern Cali, CA
What I Drive: '14 Ti White Platinum Ti hatch

Posts: 364
Points 1,059, Level 17
Points: 1,059, Level: 17 Points: 1,059, Level: 17 Points: 1,059, Level: 17
Level Up 59% Completed
Level up: 59% Level up: 59% Level up: 59%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 2 Woggy64 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Originally Posted by unfocused1 View Post
question: If some twerp hits me, and there is absolutely zero chance I can get out of the path of a person in front of me, is it really 100% my fault for hitting the other guy?

With the impetus of the first person hitting me, that should have some merit as it was the first person's actions that directly resulted in the whole chain of events?
it depends on whether your state is a "No fault" or "At Fault" state. California is a "At Fault" state, therefore who ever was the cause of the accident is where the blame, and the costs, go.

In a "No fault" state, there is no fault placed. Someone hits you, it's their fault. You get pushed into car in front of you, well, then that's your fault. They go after your insurance, while you go after the guy who hit you.

At least that's the way my agent explained it to me (and if I remembered it correctly).
Woggy64 is offline  
    Reply With Quote