I was in a car accident - I turned left on a green arrow and a car from the opposite side rammed straight into me. They put me at fault and I got the citation, 10 days later I get a letter from his attorney saying he is suing my mom and I through civil court for his injuries. I refused the ambulance because I was fine but he scratched his foot and took the ambulance. What will happen ? Will this man really take all this away from us over an accident ?? My mom has assets I am so worried to put her in this place because she was registered under the car and I am worried for her to lose everything because of an accident. Our insurance appointed us an attorney as well.
Work closely with the attorney that your insurance carrier appointed for you. Let the attorney tell you what you need to do. Believe me, the insurance carrier will investigate the person and will only pay that party what the insurance company believes is fair under the circumstances. Best of luck.
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Your insurance company has an obligation to defend you and your mother in this case. The attorney the insurance company appointed will do what he can to defend you and more than likely reach an agreement with the other party.
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Your insurance will defend and indemnify both you and your mother, and fight the alleged claims of damages should they be contrived or exaggerated.
Hopefully your mother has purchased adequate bodily injury liability insurance. If you had the green light, there is probably a high element of comparative negligence on the part of the plaintiff.
I suggest that both your mother and you make a face-to-face appointment with your appointed civil defense attorney and go over the case in detail with the attorney and get your attorney's opinion as to where things stand. You need to cooperate with your carrier and your attorney.
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