Q: How should I be handling this? Getting my own attorney or going through the auto insurance company?
I was driving my spouse’s company car and was involved in an accident 22 months ago. I had permission to drive the car and was told by a company representative that as a spouse I was covered by the automotive insurance policy because my spouse also uses the vehicle for personal use. Yesterday I was served with papers for a lawsuit in which the other driver is suing both myself and my spouse’s company. The paperwork also makes the false assumption that I worked for the company and was involved in business related travel at the time of the accident, when I did not and I was not. My spouse’s company has not been served papers for the lawsuit, and therefore is not doing anything. What is my best defense in regards to this?
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