if someone steals my phone I follow them to get it back they try to run me off the rode and then break check me so that I hit the back of their truck

is it my fault

Asked on June 1, 2009 under Accident Law, California


J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Your actions were well justified and your injuries are not entirely your fault.  However, if you were going to file a lawsuit, the court may not award you as much money as it was your fault chasing the car down.  You could have and should have gotten the license plate and called the police.  The police are charged witht he responsibility of going after this sort of scum and seeing that they end up behind bars, not you.  I hope that the police caught this guy.  You can try to file a claim if you have real injuries.  otherwise, i wouldnt bother and just be happy i get my phone back.

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