I was hit by a car that ran through a stop sign. The driver is canadian and was in a rental car. his insurance is based out of Canada. Is it different because he was driving a rental car when he hit me. the officer even said it was his fault. California is a fault state I believe.
Report this accident to your own insurance company, and they can handle it with the Canadian insurance company.
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It doesn't matter where the other party is from or where his insurance is based. California law will apply to the accident as it happened here in California.
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