2 years ago a friend was over at my house to get a truck fixed. i had a snowmobile that i just obtained sitting outside my garage. my friend saw it and asked to hear it run because it was set-up for racing. i started the motor and one of the 3 cylinders wasnt firing yet due to it being cold. as the motor was warming up my friend picked up the back of the snowmobile and the track spun. when the track spun it broke and hit him in the shins causing damage to both his legs. i called 911 imeditly and my wife and i tied a strap around his legs to slow down the bleeding till ems arrived. ever since then he blames me for everything that happened and is now pursuing a personal injury case in the amount of $ 25,00000 all based on incorrect details of that day. i need to know if i can do anything with all the evidence i have that proves his statements and filings are false.
Do you have homeowners or renters insurance? If yes, turn the matter over to the insurance company. If no, hire a personal injury lawyer who handles defense work.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 19 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
You should bring the lawsuit papers to your insurance company or companies immediately. The policies that may apply are homeowner's insurance, renter's insurance, auto insurance, an "umbrella" policy, or perhaps you had insurance on the snowmobile itself.
Your insurance company will provide you with a lawyer (you don't have to pay them, the insurance company pays them) if they cover the loss. Otherwise, you will have to hire your own attorney.
Assuming you had homeowner's insurance I would hope that they were notified. If he is actually using an attorney then his attorney would want to make sure they are aware. They are the ones that hopefully have your back. You would be entitled to a defense attorney at their cost. He/she would know how to take your papers and evidence and make it admissible. Good luck!
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