Skip to main content

Do I have any rights when my auto insurance finds me @ fault and they may have mishandled the case, leaving me open to lawsuits?

Los Angeles, CA |

I was in an auto accident. Vehicle (#2) illegally forced itself into my lane and I avoided the accident by swerving over to the left. After vehicle (#2) passed I was pulling back into my (where vehicle (#2) had come over) lane but was struck from behind by vehicle (#3) before I was fully back in my lane. I got the license plate of vehicle (#2) that caused this, but police would not take a report. My insurance rep advised me to give all information to the insurance company of driver (#3) that hit me. During the last 2 months +, at least 4 reps have had the case handed down, starting midway or from scratch. My reps find me @ at fault, and am not satisfied with the way this has been handled. I am afraid of this Driver (#3) saying there was no other vehicle & worry about a lawsuit.

Attorney Answers 2


  1. Sorry, I do not see a valid basis for a lawsuit. They ill consequence you face is a rate increase. Insurance company evaluations of liability are not issue determinative. In other words, they have no value in a court of law. Ask to speak with a supervisor.


  2. If you believe your case is being mishandled, you may have a claim for bad faith against your own insurance company. I can't determine if such claim exists based on these facts, so you should contact an Avvo rated attorney for help on this matter.

Personal injury topics

Top tips from attorneys

What others are asking

Can't find what you're looking for?

Post a free question on our public forum.

Ask a Question

- or -

Search for lawyers by reviews and ratings.

Find a Lawyer

Browse all legal topics