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Friend was driving and hit a woman. The authorities were not called upon the woman's request. 6 months have passed since then, and now the woman in suing my friend. She called me to tell me this and told me she called her insurance and gave my name as an eye witness. Should I be worried? I was in the passenger sit and it was her car and she was driving.

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    Do not think you need one, but you can contact a local attorney to ease your nerves about it. Try the FIND A LAWYER tab on this website. They will be able to better advise you based on your specific facts. Many will speak to you initially for free. Good Luck!

    BEST ANSWER I got....and I hope I was HELPFUL! My answers do not establish an attorney/client relationship. Contact Steve Hamer at (214) 843-1529 for a FREE CONSULTATION.


  2. As a passenger, you have nothing to be concerned about except being subpoenaed to testify as a witness. Best of luck!

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  3. These can be stressful situations, but based on what you've written, you should not be liable for damages in the case and are only being identified as a witness. You may want to speak to local counsel in order to assure yourself that you are not being involved in any other way.

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  4. As Mr. Vargas said, you are likely going to be called as a witness to testify about the incident. The attorney assigned to defend your friend will be present when the plaintiff's attorney takes your deposition. You can have your own attorney for the deposition but under the circumstances it is not necessary.

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  5. Don't be worried.


  6. I am of the old school where I advise every person that is going to be deposed to go in with his or her own lawyer. You do not want any surprises. Best of luck.

    This answer is provided by California Accident Attorney Manuel A. Juarez, Esq., 510-206-4492. Abogado de Accidentes de Autos de California: 510-206-4492. Abogado de Lesiones de Accidentes de Autos, provides answers of a general context. These answers are not intended to form an attorney client relationship. Oakland Abogado Accidentes Autos, Abogado de Lesiones Personales, Abogado de Accidentes de carros, Abogado de accidentes de Peatones, practices in Antioch, Berkeley, Concord, Oakland, Hayward, Martinez, Newark, Richmond, San Francisco and San Rafael. El abogado de lesiones y heridos en accidentes de autos, is licensed only in California. This information is good only in California and it is not to be taken as legal advice on car accidents, personal injury, divorce, bankruptcy or in any other type of situation. Esta respuesta es del Abogado de Accidentes de Autos, Abogado de Lesiones Personales, Abogado de Heridos en Accidentes de carros, Manuel A. Juárez, 510-206-4492. Abogado Hispano de Accidentes, Abogado de Divorcios, Abogado Latino de Accidentes, Abogado de Accidentes de Oakland, Hayward, San Francisco, California. Estas respuesta son solo para información general y no consisten en consejo legal sobre divorcios, mantención de esposas, mantención de hijos o bancarrotas. Las respuestas son comentarios legales que no forman una relación de abogado y cliente. Manuel Juarez, Esq., esta licenciado solo en el Estado de California.


  7. Just tell the truth and everything will be fine. If your deposition is scheduled I would be happy to explain how it works free of charge. I have offices in Sacramento & Elk Grove and would be glad to speak on the phone or in person in my office.

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