everyone involved in the accident was seriously injured. the crash was caught on a cctv camera on a building facing the scene of the crash. the footage shows that i was 100% not at fault today i was served with a law suit from my passenger against me and the other driver. why am i being sued if i was 100% not at fault and is there grounds for me to be sued if i was 100% not at fault and in no way negligent
Criminal Defense Attorney
Because lawyers always sue all possible drivers and then let things get sorted out in court.
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Brain Injury Lawyer
It is possible that you can be sued. You should report the incident to your insurance carrier, if you have not already done so. You should also consult with an attorney in your community for both your injuries and concern about being sued. Most attorneys give a free initial consultation.
Personal Injury Lawyer
He's covering all bases. Turn the paperwork to your insurance right away.
No one has determined your fault, as a claim against you has not gone to a jury verdict. Anything before the verdict is argument and speculation and facts to be proved. You should turn this entire matter over to your automobile liability insurance carrier and cooperate with their investigation. They have an obligation to investigate, defend you and indemnify you if necessary, up to the limits of your automobile liability insurance policy. Immediately turn over the summons and complaint to your carrier and demand that they defend you in the lawsuit. Keep a copy of your transmittal letter and enclosures. Once your carrier has appointed a defense attorney to represent you, I suggest that you have a face-to-face conference with the attorney to determine your status in the litigation.
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Family Law Attorney
Although you will probably be found not at fault, that will not occur until the dust settles and the case is resolved. Attorneys will cover their basis and sue everyone. They may try to have your insurance company pay something to settle the case. You should contact your insurance company immediately, and let them start defending your interests. If this answer was helpful, please mark helpful.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
Yes you can be sued but if the evidence is as strong as you say it is then the case against you should not go very far. Your attorney, hired by the insurance company, will have to go through the discovery process and then move for dismissal of the case agyer everyone testifies about the accident.