I was falsely accused of leaving the scene of an accident with injury to a pedestrian. No criminal charges were filed against me !
1- I was not at the scene of the accident and the victim was hit by a car totally different from the car I drive. I also have proof of my whereabouts at the time of the accident.
2- No criminal charges were filed because either the PO never filed the ticket or the state prosecutor decided it was not worth prosecuting ( over 6 mos now )
3- My insurance company ( against my wishes ) decided to settle with the PI attorney for the max of my liability coverage. They accepted the check and is deposited in a trust account but, the release has not been signed yet. He is trying to access his UM/UIM for pain and suffering compensation.
Why is the release not signed?I thought if the PI attorney deposited the check, they have an obligation to sign a release. What is holding up the release from being signed? Also, if a release is signed, can his insurance company company come after me for what they paid out in pain and suffering ? With all the info above, that i was clearly NOT at fault, would it still be worth it to them ( PI attorney or insurance company ) to try to sue me beyond my liability policy limits? Thanks
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