What is California Prop. 213?


The California Prop 213 (aka Limitations on Recovery to Felons, Uninsured Motorists, and Drunk Drivers Initiative) references the action taken upon an influenced driver in an accident. Prop 213 states the following:

  • Prop. 213 prohibits an uninsured or under-the-influence driver from suing someone at fault for an accident
  • Prop. 213 prohibits a person convicted of a felony from suing to recover any losses suffered while committing the crime or fleeing from the scene due to negligence.

The proposition was designed to ensure motorists that in the case of an accident with a driver under-the-influence, the driver who was under-the-influence can not, under any circumstances, press charges.