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In California, you are generally required to report a car accident to the police when:
- Anyone is injured (even slightly) or killed.
- Property damage reaches $1,000.
- Any of the drivers are unlicenced or intoxicated.
You must report the accident by calling 911 if anyone is injured or intoxicated.
If the other driver is unlicensed or flees the scene, the accident should be reported to a non-emergency police number.
California is what is known as a "comparative fault state", which simply means fault can be shared between one or more parties in the accident. If you were not the majority at fault party, you may still be eligible for a partial reward under California law.
Unfortunately, the answer is no. At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, our car crash attorneys only represent clients who have received emergency medical treatment. This usually means broken bones, head trauma, or injuries that require surgery.
There is no upfront cost to work with a car accident attorney. And should we choose to represent you, you won't pay anything unless we win.
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