I think you're missing the point. Lawyers go to school for three years, and then practice for years to learn how to win auto accident cases, and defend auto accident cases. We can't guess at what will happen on your case, other than you had a stop sign and are likely at fault. We haven't seen the Plaintiff's medical records so we can't begin to guess as to the whether they can meet threshold of a serious injury. I will tell you this, 100's of cases are dismissed each months by courts because the plaintiff does not satisfy the minimum injury threshold. You shouldn't be posting on a public message board about your case, and the conditions of the road Believe it or not, you've given so much information that the someone familiar with your lawsuit, will be able to identify you. You have no idea if the Plaintiff's attorney is on this message board, and if so, you're hurting your case. Your insurance company's attorney will look into the plaintiff's injuries AND will have a doctor review the medical records. Turn this over to the insurance company and forget about it, until you have more information as to whether your insurance will cover the plaintiff's injuries.
You need to give the suit papers to your insurance company ASAP. One of the things we all pay for through insurance premiums is a legal defense. Your own insurer has an obligation to defend against any and all claims and lawsuits that are covered in the auto insurance policy. The insurance defense attorneys are trained and seasoned in the intricacies of the state tort law and the procedure. The answer to your question how to win is to give all of the paperwork to the insurance folks, to cooperate fully with the as your policy requires, and to allow them to do their jobs.
If you are going to make statements such as "she is old, like in her 50s" you are likely to, in other ways, trip over your own feet and do more damage to your case than you know at the time.
My office handles personal injury and accident cases in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. And despite the procedural and legal differences between our states, the insurance concepts discussed above are relatively universal across the U.S.
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Andrew D. Myers
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I agree with the other answers posted here. Bottom line is your insurance company should be dealing with these issues.
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You should turn over the summons and complaint you received to your automobile liability insurance carrier you had at the time of this incident. They have the duty to investigate the matter, defend you and indemnify you up to the limits of the insurance coverage you purchased. If you did not have insurance, I think you're going to have difficulties attempting to handle this matter in court on your own. You may wish to retain a civil defense attorney to represent you.
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If you had insurance, your insurance company will provide a lawyer to defend, so turn all the papers over to your insurance company ASAP.
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