I was falsely accused of leaving the scene of an accident with injury to a pedestrian. The pedestrian was hit by a car that is totally different from the car I drive that was stated by eyewitnesses and I was not at the scene because, I have proof of my where abouts at the time of the accident. The police report that was written was very vague and criminal charges were never filed. The victims personal injury attorney filed a claim against my insurance company and Although, I was not at fault and told my insurance company not to pay, they decided to pay the claim to the max of my liability coverage. The PI attorney accepted the funds but, did not sign the release. The victim is going after his UM/UIM coverage on his policy for pain and suffering. Will his insurance company try to sue me ?
Regardless of the release, if you get sued, your insurance company must defend you. You stated there was criminal issues involved, where you served with a criminal complaint or information, or were you arrested? If so, you need to defend this case. Review my website to see if it answers any questions you may have.
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