Without money it will be hard to defend himself. He should contact a local attorney however without money that will be difficult to place a retainer. He will likely be at fault for this without representation.
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If by summons to court you mean he received a summons and complaint in a civil action for personal injuries, I'm hoping he placed his insurance carrier on notice of the accident. Assuming there is a defensible position and the carrier doesn't pay out the policy outright, the carrier will provide counsel to defend the civil suit as a component of hi coverage.
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As already advised, report the accident to the insurance carrier for the vehicle that your son was driving (hopefully he did this already) and advise them of the receipt of legal papers. If this is a civil action where he is being sued for damages due to alleged personal injury of the other person, the carrier will assign defense counsel and pay any judgment, up to the amount of the coverage under the policy/
He should notify his auto insurance carrier right away.
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