If I was in a car accident because a vehicle was rear-ended which in turn caused it to rear-end me, is the vehicle who hit me responsible for my damages even though the accident was not their fault?

Asked on September 9, 2015 under Accident Law, California

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The vehicle that started the chain of events is liable for your damages.  This is the vehicle that rear-ended the vehicle that hit you.
Your property damage claim and if you were injured, your personal injury claim should be filed with the auto insurance company of the first vehicle that started the chain of rear-end collisions.


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