Can I be sued for this?

Asked over 1 year ago - Chicago, IL

Two days ago, my grandmother was served papers suing me for $5,100.00 for an accident that occurred last year. The accident occurred while I was stopped at an off ramp. Another car had struck the car I was driving and pushed me into the plaintiff. Now, the plaintiff, and state farm are suing me, and the lady caused car that caused the accident. My car had been totaled by the lady and her insurance paid for me to get a new one, she also accepted full responsibility. Do I need a lawyer?

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  1. Stephen Laurence Hoffman

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    Answered . Yes. You are sued because the other party believes you may be partly at fault. Failing to due you could result in losing the case, so it's likely just a precaution.

    Report this and forward papers to your insurer ASAP and they'll defend you and hire a lawyer. It's part of why you have insurance.

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  2. Kevin Coluccio

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    Answered . You have been sued and it is imperative that you contact your insurance carrier. The carrier will provide you with an attorney. If you did not have coverage, yes, you need to contact an attorney.

  3. Burton A. Padove

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    Answered . Contact your insurer at the time, immediately. They will provide you with a lawyer and defend you from the allegations in the Complaint.

    Mr. Padove is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Indiana. The response herein is not legal advice and does... more
  4. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Simply turn the papers over to your insurance company to defend.

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  5. Jeffrey Mark Adams

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    Answered . Listen to attorney Coluccio

    Personal injury cases only; I'm good at it; you be the Judge! All information provided is for informational and... more

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