Car accidents happen. And while any type of car accident is scary, painful, and inconvenient to the people involved, the worst type of car accident is one where you were not at fault and you are left dealing with injuries that were caused by another person. The laws of California specifically make it possible for a person in this situation to recover monetary damages from the responsible person when this type of situation happens. In a personal injury lawsuit, the victim must show proof that the accident was not their fault and that they suffered injuries. Once this is shown, the insurance company for the responsible driver will have to compensate the victim. Having an attorney for this process makes the insurance company take you seriously. They will be less likely to wrongfully deny your claim, and your attorney will negotiate with them to get the best possible settlement for your injuries.