a woman on a scooter fell in front of my car when she was trying to cut me off. She received a reckless driving ticket. I now received letter from her attorney requesting injury damages. What should I do
Give all information to your auto insurance carrier and they will defend you.
Insurance Law Lawyer
Call your insurance company, and do what they ask. They should provide a lawyer for you, and should defend you from the claims.
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Call your insurance carrier immediately. Do not respond directly to the attorney requesting damages, until you have counsel from your insurance company. You insurance company should provide you with legal counsel. Provide them with the letter from the other attorney.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
You do not need to hire a lawyer. Your insurance company will hire counsel for you if you are sued.
Send the letter to your insurance agent.
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This is why you have auto insurance. You need do nothing but report it immediately to your automobile insurance company and then cooperate with them in the handling of the case. Only if you have reason at some point in the future to believe that your own insurance company is not handling the case in good faith would you have any need to hire your own attorney. If you are sued, your insurer will hire an attorney to represent you.
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I agree with the responses of all of the good Florida lawyers who have responded. Call your insurance company today, and let them handle this for you.
Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
You need to call your insurance company, and report the accident to them. They will probably ask you for a statement as to how the accident happenned.
Simply turn the matter over to your insurance company to resolve. That's why we have insurance.
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Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
INFORM YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!!! I emphasize this, because in your contractual terms of your insurance policy, you are mandated to inform them of any and all accidents. Insurance companies are big time businesses, and these insurance companies are looking for anyway to save money. If they think you didn't properly inform them, they could take this as a material breach of your auto policy contract and potentially not protect you. If and when you properly inform them, your insurance company will do a reasonable investigation, and either accept or deny liability. From the facts you have given it seems likely that your insurance company will deny liability and inform that persons legal counsel. Once liability is denied, the only course of action for an attorney to take is to file suit, and let the jury decide who was liable. If the injuries were minimum, it will be unlikely for an attorney to pursue this route, but there is that possibility.
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No. Report this incident to your insurance carrier and cooperate with their investigation. They have a duty to investigate the incident, defend you, and indemnify you if necessary. That is why you pay them an insurance premium.
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