You were involved in an accident in California, and you want to know what we have to prove to show the other driver’s legally responsible for your harms and losses. In California, that’s called negligence. What exactly is negligence? Well, in layman’s terms, it can be described as carelessness, and it happens by either someone’s actions or failure to take the appropriate action in a certain situation, and it judges that person’s standard of care, whether or not it was reasonable in light of the circumstances in which it occurred.
For example, if someone is driving too quickly down the road and cannot stop their car in time to avoid hitting the car in front of them, which is stopped, that person is negligent. They were driving too fast or they were not keeping enough distance between the front of their car and the rear of another person’s car to avoid a collision.