Retain counsel right away. When you do not appear just about anything can happen. If you had insurance make sure the insrance company is notified and speak only to the insurance carrier and your lawyer.
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As you are being contacted directly by an attorney, I presume you do not have counsel. Is this because you did not have insurance in place? If you did, you absolutely need to contact that carrier and make them aware of the litigation, even if you are no longer with them, but were at the time.
You need counsel in this matter. Staying away is not your answer.
Were you intoxicated or just an accident? Talk to an attorney before you do anything.
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Take this case very seriously! If you do nothing and there are facts to support their claims for punitive damages, you may even be barred from bankrupting against this case.
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