My husband was in a car accident, and year later we received a citation. The citation is from the passenger. Stated: That he suffered from back, neck pain, lost of work and enjoyment of life. We have car insurance and still have it with the same car insurance today, but no longer have the vehicle. Our car insurance came and took pictures of our vehicle and the only damaged was the outside rearview mirror. However, the vehicle was given up due to financial situation. When the accident happened no one was hurt and the only damaged to my vehicle was a broken outside rearview mirror. I feel like this is just to try get more money from us and my car insurance, because the claim of damages the passenger is stating does not add up. The vehicles would be inoperable and I would have extreme damaged to my vehicle, instead of just a broken outside rearview mirror on my car. I don't own anything and nothing to get sued for. What do I need to do? Will my car insurance investigate this case? It a year later. Feel like it's a scam.
I wouldn't;t be overly worried about it, Your insurance will handle it for you. The statute is one year.
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Louisiana statute of limitations is one year. Call your insurance agent and make sure it gets a copy of the citation/lawsuit.
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You have been sued. Turn the paperwork over to your insurance company immediately. They have an obligation to defend you. There are time limits that must be concerned you. Good luck.
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I think you are mixing up your terms here. When you say "citation," I believe you are referring to a Summons and Complaint for a lawsuit your husband's passenger filed.
Your duty is to send the paperwork to your insurance company immediately and they will assign a defense attorney to you at no cost. That is why you pay insurance premiums. Let your insurance company handle this.
Tune over all of this to your insurance company. You pay your auto insurance to handle these types of matters. Statute of limitations or prescription as it as called in Louisiana is one year.
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