Q: My sister crashed into a lady's car, while no major damage recorded by the cop the lady is suing us for over 10K+ estim.
My sister had a minor car accident when she hit an old lady's car while changing lanes, but it wasnt a major accident as it only scratched the lady's car. The cop gave my sister just a warning as it was her first accident and the damage was really low, even the lady said she wasn't hurt. Fast forward to a week later, our insurance called us saying the old lady has got an attorney to sue us for bodily injuries. The lady was told to go to the doctor and send us the amount by our insurance. the lady is saying her treatment might go for months to 2 years and geico is estimating she will sue us for over 10 grand. It was really a minor accident, even the cars are fine, even the cop saw what went down and now the lady is suing my sister and geico isn’t being too positive either. What can we do. If its 1–2k I get it, but 10K+ is too much and the lady is literally harrasing us at this point. We are not a very wealthy family and literally tryin to cope up with my moms cancer treatment fees and a
A: I would be pleased to discuss how you can defend the case: 202-713-5292 (cell).
A: If there is insurance on your sister's car then she needs to report it to them. That's what the insurance is for--many people feel their injuries later. To your sister it's a bump. I bet if it happened to her she'd be saying it was a CRASH... You said "our insurance." They are pros, let them handle it--that's what premiums are paid for. Trust me, no one has any real interest going against your sister. But on no account should anyone in your family post on facebook or any social media. At all. Sorry, sis, but you just do not speak of it to anyone--except your own insurance.
Let your insurance handle it. If the other side calls you, refer them to the claims examiner for GEICO.
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