I was involved in car accident I was 70%and other vehicle was 30% at fault. Geico tried to settle but now after they went to doctor and there were know I jury's they retained attorney now bare in mind my car was totaled but we agreed to fix their dent in car and pay for medical since we have bodily injury protection
It sounds like you need to let your insurance company handle it. They will hire a lawyer if you need one.
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I can't figure out what you are asking. There seems to be a typo. Since you have insurance, they will take care of defending you, if I understand what you are saying. If you were hurt, then talk to an attorney about whether you have a claim against the other driver. If there was something else you wanted to ask, leave a comment to this response, and I will see if I can answer.
This is not legal advice. You should always discuss the specifics of your issue in person with an attorney. Be aware that there are time limits on all claims that depend on the kind of claim, so do not delay in seeking an attorney.
This is why you buy insurance. Put your mind at rest and let the insurance companies fight this out. Any interference from you may jeopardize your coverage.
In my experience, insurance companies are reluctant to pay legitimate claims, much less inflated ones.
best of luck,
I am sorry about the accident and situation. However, if you were 70% at fault, you just have to let your insurance handle the matter as to the other driver and his/her injuries or lack of them. If the other driver and his attorney file suit, your insurance has a duty to defend you.
As concerns yourself, if you are not injured, your insurance will place a value on your car. if you do not like the amount, you should negotiate a better price. Getting an attorney for just property damage/value of your car, presents two problems. One, attorneys don't like to handle cases with just property damage because it further reduce what you, the client, gets to payoff the note and buy another car. Secondly, litigating this matter further costs the client more money.
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Apparently the injured person retained an attorney to protect their rights since you were mostly at fault for the accident. This is common in car accidents cases across the country. Your insurance company will provide a free defense attorney as part of your insurance policy and pay any settlement up to your policy limits. If Geico believes the injured person is entitled to more than your policy limits, i would expect your insurance company will send you notice of a possible excess claim. Then you should retain your own personal attorney to protect yourself against any excess recovery and against Geico.
Good Luck Doug
If a jury finds you to be 70% at fault for the accident, then you cannot recover damages from the other party. It sounds like your insurance is paying you under your own insurance policy, but the other party may still be entitled to receive money from you/your insurance. I would let your insurance handle the case, as they will cover the cost of litigation and ultimately will pay the other party for his or her damages.
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You should let your insurance company handle your claim and the other drivers claim. If you get sued for the other driver's injuries, you insurer has a duty to defend you under the policy.
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