The answer to this question is complicated. In order to have any right to collect compensation for your injuries, the other driver involved in the accident must have been at fault. If you did not cause the accident and have been hurt, your ability to recover money depends on the type of insurance you have selected and the severity of your injuries.
Please see our Lawsuit Threshold Legal Guide for information on your ability to make a claim for non-economic loss or pain and suffering and our Automobile Insurance Cost Reduction Act of 1998 Legal Guide for information on how these benefits may be changing.
If you are responsible for the accident, you cannot recover money for your injuries but are entitled to the many benefits discussed above.