In California, the Financial Responsibility Law requires that an SR-1 form should be submitted to the DMV where: (a) there is more than $750 of property damage resulting from the collision; (b) anyone is injured (now matter how minor); [ or (c) there is a resulting death.] In this case, the other party is claiming injury through his attorney. As noted above, your insurance co. can (and is contractually obligated to) advise you on this matter and will assign an attorney to handle defense of the claim if necessary. Often, your insurance company or agent will even file an SR-1 form for you if there is a claim. I would check to see if they did submit the SR-1 on your behalf and if not, I would do so myself-- so that you do not have a problem with the DMV. Just indicate on your SR-1 that you were not injured, and that you believe the property damage is only minimal.
Contact a local attorney. They will have the best knowledge besides the DMV.
Randy Sevenish is licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana. The laws of your jurisdiction may differ and thus this answer is for informational and educational purposes only and is not to be considered as legal advice. Since all facts are not addressed in the question, this answer could change depending on other significant and important facts. This answer in no way constitutes an attorney-client relationship. Please speak with a local attorney to discuss your potential legal issue.
Your insurance company will automatically hire an attorney to represent you (them really, as it is their money that will be spent). They will tell you anything you need to do. Keep any photos you have of the crash, and write down anything you remember about it NOW, you will forget it later, and these things can take years.
licensed attorney in Montana. Your specific state laws may be different.
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