YOu need to talk to a local personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You can sue if you were injured and you were not at fault. Insurance companies sometimes inherit your legal rights if they have paid you for damages - its called subrogation - and they can sue another person on your behalf. YOu need to talk to a lawyer right away.
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That is not true. If you incurred personal injury or other loss due to this accident, you can always bring a claim against the other driver. However, if you are talking about property damage, which was paid by your company, then they would sue for the property damages only and try to get your deductible back. If injured, also, you can apply for PIP benefits under your own policy to pay your medical bills and lost wages, if you compy with the PIP statute. If injured, seek out an attorney to represent you.
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Don't know why they would tell you such a thing. Whether you have a legal claim that will go anywhere depends on the circumstances. Consult a local attorney about your circumstances to evaluate your options.
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Need more facts. You can only sue if YOUR ARE NOT AT FAULT. If you are at fault (100%) then, you will not be able to recover anything. Call some local personal injury attorneys and never take the word of an insurance carrier as being "correct."
As that appears to be completely wrong, you need to get a local area personal injury attorney to assist you throughout this claim. As some of my colleagues have pointed out, it sounds like you may have received some property damage to your vehicle that was handled by your insurance carrier. If so, they would want their money back for fixing your car and the process for them to do so is called subrogation. If you were injured, you should be able to collect from the other party that was liable for the accident. If you want to retain your rights to do so, hire a personal injury attorney. Best of luck.
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