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Q: In a minor car accident 6/14/17 in D.C. Other person is filing a lawsuit, letter from lawyer dated 7/24/17. Can she?

The car accident was minor and occurred in Washington D.C. I lived in VA at the time and the other person lived in MD. This happened 6/30/14 but the letter from her lawyer is dated 7/24/17. Is this not outside the statute of limitations? And since D.C. is a no fault district, does this apply at all?

Michael R. Charbonneau
Michael R. Charbonneau answered on Jul 27, 2017

Assuming that D.C. has the same statute of limitations as Washington (3 years) it would appear that it is outside the SOL. But most jurisdictions have rules that allow someone to file suit within the statute and have a grace period to find and serve the other party. From what you've... Read more »

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Q: Car accident w no insurance. There were no visible damages or injuries.

I got into an accident at no fault of mine there were no visible damage to the vehicle no injuries. I didnt have coverage at the time we did exchange info and i took pictures to show that the other vehicle was fine. I didnt have any coverage at the time so there was no police report made. What are... Read more »

Michael R. Charbonneau
Michael R. Charbonneau answered on Jul 24, 2017

Your options depend on how the other person tries to charge you a ridiculous amount. If he or she is just calling you insisting that you pay them, you can pretty much ignore them for the time being.

If they attempt to sue you, you will need to do more. It also will depend on what they...
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