Loganville, GA asked in Civil Litigation, Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Georgia

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?

1 Lawyer Answer
Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It is best to consult an attorney versus going through the insurance company. An attorney will work to protect your interests, and the insurance company’s primary objective is to protect their own interests.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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