Fair Oaks, CA asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for California

Q: E age 15 was driving her grandfather's vehicle with permission and was involved in a T-bone collision .

They are both CA residents. The collision happened on a country road in Nebraska.

The adjuster wants to talk to the driver. What should she be concerned with? She was not cited.

2 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If it's the adjuster for the insurer of the car she was driving, she has an obligation to cooperate. If it's the adjuster for the insurer of the other car, she should not give a statement without consulting with a Nebraska attorney. Regardless of which adjuster it is, if and when she speaks, she should tell the truth. Giving a false statement can be insurance fraud.

Robert Philip Cogan agrees with this answer

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: She should contact a member of the Neb Assn for Justice in the county where it happened --they give free consults.

At a minimum she can be prepared ---the problem is that even her own carrier will tend to, out of habit, try to make it her fault! "so you saw the other car before your rammed him?" type of thing.

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