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Posted by Seung L. Yang | Nov 28, 2023 | 0 Comments

Can You Sue for Negligence Without Injury in California?

Yes, you can sue for negligence without injury. If your vehicle was totaled in the accident, you can file a lawsuit to seek coverage for property damage expenses. Additionally, if you're grappling with emotional distress post-incident, pursuing legal action against the other driver allows you to claim compensation for medical services addressing your condition.

Proving Negligence in a Non-Injury Car Accident To establish negligence in a non-injury car accident, you must provide evidence of the following:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care.
  • The defendant breached their duty of care.
  • The defendant's reckless behavior led to property damage and/or emotional distress.

You can bolster your claim by obtaining receipts for:

  • Repair costs.
  • Vehicle replacement charges.
  • Medical bills.
  • Therapy visits.

Collecting additional evidence at the accident scene, such as photographs or video footage, the other driver's information, witness statements, and police documentation, strengthens your case.

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Can I Sue Someone for Damaging My Car?
Yes, you can sue someone for damaging your car, but you need to prove negligence and outline the bills or damages resulting from the defendant's actions. Providing these details enables the judge to determine the compensation you deserve.

Suing for Emotional Distress After a Car Accident
If you've suffered emotional distress following a car accident, you may be entitled to sue the at-fault party for damages. Common symptoms include anxiety, depression, irritability, lack of energy, guilt, insomnia, fatigue, weight fluctuation, and headaches. To prove emotional distress, show the elements of negligence and include medical records and treatments you've undergone.

Average Settlement for Non-Injury Car Accident
The average settlement for a car accident with no injuries varies based on property damage extent, emotional distress severity, and insurance policies involved. To estimate your settlement, consult a car accident lawyer who will review your evidence and documents.

The Sentinel Firm Is Here to Help
If you've experienced property damage or emotional distress after a car accident, you may be eligible to sue the negligent driver. At Sentinel Firm, our car accident lawyers are ready to assess your case and formulate an effective strategy for the compensation you deserve.

We operate on a contingency-fee basis, meaning our services are free until your case is settled. To schedule a consultation with our top-rated car accident lawyers, contact us at (213) 985-1150 or complete our online form. 

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