Hi, I recieved a writ of summons in the mail, apparently I'm being sued for vehicle damages. How do I respond to summons?

Asked about 1 year ago - Baltimore, MD

3 yrs ago, I was in a bumper to bumper accident. It was lots of traffic and I was too close to one car accidently hit their bumper. Now their sueing me for $1500 in vehicle damage.

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  1. David Raymond Mahood

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    Answered . Send copies of all the legal paperwork to the car insurance carrier you had at the time of the accident. They have an obligation under the car insurance policy to defend you for any car accidents which occurred during the policy period.

    This answer is NOT legal advice and is GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY and does NOT establish an Attorney/Client... more
  2. Kevin Coluccio

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    Answered . Turn over the matter to your insurance carrier.

  3. David J. McCormick

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    Answered . You need to turn this over to your insurance company at the time of this incident ASAP. They will provide an attorney to defend the claim.

    Good luck.

    DISCLAIMER: David J. McCormick is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin and this answer is being... more
  4. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Turn it over to your insurance company to resolve.

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  5. Farid Yaghoubtil

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    Answered . Your insurance provider at the time of the accident has a duty to defend you. Turn over the summons to them and let them handle it. Also, Maryland has a three year statute of limitations in personal injury cases, so the exact date of the accident is important.

    Farid Yaghoubtil is an attorney at Downtown L.A. Law Group - 1850 E. 15th St., Los Angeles, CA 90021. (855)385-2529.
  6. Jeffrey Bruce Gold

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    Answered . If you have insurance turn it over to them. If not, then I strongly recommend hiring an attorney.

    If you'd like to discuss, please feel free to call. Jeff Gold Gold, Benes, LLP 1854 Bellmore Ave Bellmore,... more

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