I am being sued. following an accident. Will my insurance still pay damages or give me help, if I was convicted of a DUI at the time of the accident.
Notify your insurance company of the suit NOW. Whether they will defend or indemnity (cover a judgment against you) you is based upon the policy language and the laws of your state. If they deny cover or a defense do not take no for an answer; hire a lawyer to make them defend. Whatever you do, get the documents and information to your insurance company now. If you sit on this you may get a default judgment against you that you have to pay without ever having a chance to defend against. One thing is for sure. If you do not notify your insurer of the suit, they will not defend or cover you.
DISCLAIMER- THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE AND DOES NOT ESTABLISH AN ATTORNEY-CLIENT RELATIONSHIP. CONSULT QUALIFIED LEGAL COUNSEL IN YOUR CITY OR STATE FOR IMMEDIATE LEGAL ADVICE.
Yes, in all likelihood. You need to turn over the complaint and summons with which you have been served to your insurance carrier. Failure to notify them that you have been sued can jeopardize your coverage. Do not delay in notifying your insurance company.
Mr. Lundeen is licensed to practice law in Florida and Vermont. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter within the question. Oftentimes the question does not include significant and important facts and timelines that, if known, could significantly change the reply and make it unsuitable. Mr. Lundeen strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney in your state in order to insure proper advice is received.
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