Los Angeles, CA asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California

Q: Im been sued for an accident that happend a year ago what should i do ?

The guy suing me claims he was injured and was unable to work for a whole year he also claims that because he wasn't able to work it lead to lost of property which is another reason why he is suing me what should i do ?

5 Lawyer Answers
Fred Lee Valentine Jr
Fred Lee Valentine Jr
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Ontario, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Notify insurance company. If you don't have insurance you need to defend on your own. Get legal representation. If you want to talk it through send me an email.

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

A: Notify your insurance company, or defend yourself.

Gerald Barry Dorfman agrees with this answer

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: i am sure you had auto insurance and reported the accident to your carrier shortly thereafter.

submit the suit to them for defense.

however unless you had a large policy it sounds like a large claim and thus your personal assets are at risk.

Realistically, unless you are very wealthy most lawyers would accept whatever insurance you have rather than getting a judgement you will not be able to pay.

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Hopefully you had an auto insurance policy in place at the time of the accident. If not you need to hire a lawyer or defend yourself. You might get a consultation from a Bankruptcy attorney just to fully understand your options. That of course is if you don't have insurance. If you did then they will handle it all for you.

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez
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Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If you had car insurance, call your agent and turn the claim to them right away. If you did not have insurance, then hire a lawyer to negotiate for you. Best of luck.

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