I was involved in a 3 car accident a few months back. A car that was in front of the car I hit suddenly made a stop in the lane to make a turn. I ended up rear ending the vehicle in front of me. It was determined I was at fault. They say I was following too closely. Now bell subrogation company is sending me a bill for over 20,000 for the car I hit. How can i settle this? Can I negotiate this claim against me ?
Hopefully you had auto insurance. If so your company will cover your accidental liability. Contact your company and ask questions.
Turn this over to your insurance company. This is the very reason you pay insurance premiums. Let the professionals handle this and earn their keep.
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As my colleagues have indicated, YOUR insurance carries a duty to defend clause. Just make sure that you share everything with your insurer ASAP. If you were uninsured, you will need to enter into a payment schedule or declare bankruptcy to retain your driving privileges.
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