I got hit by a lady. she rear ended me as i was entering a facility. The sheriffs report was thrown out of the case. The insurances have settled where the lady will not receive any money from my insurance company. After the insurances settled i am now being sued by the old lady. i said i had no passengers and I have to stick to the story i put. Will I get in trouble if I put no passengers and the lady says that I did in court to the judge and would I get affected in any way? Could I possibly lose and get sued for it? Will I still be able to purchase insurance for lying about it or if I lose the case?
You need to consult with an attorney NOW. A lot will depend on where you lied. Was it a false report to the police? Was it testimony you gave in court (which could result in a perjury charge)? Was it in a telephone call to your insurance company when you reported the accident? Why did you give false information --- was it for some insurance fraud reason? It is possible that nothing will happen to you. It is possible that there will be no criminal charges. But there could be ramifications and you need to pay for a consultation with an experienced attorney. Be sure to tell the attorney the entire story. Remember that what you say to an attorney who you consult with for representation is confidential and the attorney /client privilege will keep that conversation confidential.
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If you forgot she was there not huge except if you remembered and deliberately mistated. Suggest you contact a lawyer. Do not discuss further on this site. Yes it can be a problem but one that may be fixed.
It all depends on why you forgot. If you are attempting to conceal something and they find out, they can deny benefits.
In CA, if you lie about a potion of your testimony in court, the trier of fact (judge or jury) can draw an inference that your entire testimony is a lie...but I don't see how she can prevail in court if you have photos and an estimate that you were rear ended. Don't ever lie to an insurance company.
If you lie in court you are committing perjury which is a felony. It is always in your best interest to tell the truth.
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