Bellflower, CA asked in Car Accidents for California

Q: My dad was served with papers for a man with a similar name but he is not that person. What should he do?

They are sueing this person for medical expenses acquired because of a car accident.

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McCall Baugh
McCall Baugh
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If your dad has car insurance, he should give the papers to them and explain he was served, but that he is not the right person. His insurance will take care of it from there.

Gerald Barry Dorfman and William John Light agree with this answer

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

A: Call the attorney identified on the summons and explain the mistake.

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

A: You might also call the attorney that served you. Do NOT agree to anything. Tell him that he has the wrong person. I'd still notify your insurance to be safe.

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