I was in an accident were my friend was driving we didn't hit anything nor were we hit but he was drinking alittle and lost control ... We flipped and I was taken to the hospital with a broken arm... He said that his insurance doesn't cover the accident becuase he only had collision. Am I allowed to sue his dad who is the registared owner or do I have to sue the driver?
"Am I allowed to sue his dad who is the registered owner or do I have to sue the driver?"
You should not be suing anyone without an attorney. Since you have been injured, you should consult a personal injury attorney. The owner of the vehicle is liable, at least up to $15K, along with the negligent driver. The owner could be liable for more under the theory of negligent entrustment.
You have two years to file a personal injury action in CA. Your attorney will, in nearly all cases, attempt to settle the case prior to a lawsuit being filed. Good luck.
You have the right to sue a drive and an owner. However the owner's damages may be limited by the CA. Veh. Code to $15,000. Since you suffered a broken arm, and are being told that there is no insurance, you should retain a personal injury lawyer to help you sort out your rights and remedies. There are a lot of us personal injury lawyers in the Los Angeles area. I encourage you to call one of us and set up a consultation. You will find most of us do not charge for the initial consultation.
Initially you don't have to file a lawsuit. You should file a claim worth the insurance carrier and get a personal injury lawyer ASAP. Since you had a broken arm your damages may exceed the limits applicable under the policy. A personal injury lawyer will help you to get maxim recovery.
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You should contact a local attorney as soon as possible as this is a personal injury case and the owner of the vehicle can be held responsible. You do have a strong case as described above. Most of us offer free constulations that can be of benefit to you to gather additional details.
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The driver of an automobile can be held liable for harms he or she causes to others. The owner of a vehicle that is involved in a collision may also have liability for harms caused by someone else driving that vehicle. Holding driver and owner liable and actually getting payment from either or both is a task that should be done by an attorney. Fortunately, many of us attorney types handle these cases on a contingent basis which means a victim only pays us from money "won."
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