Mays Landing, NJ asked in Personal Injury for New Jersey

Q: What can I do?

Car accident a year ago involving 3 cars. 1st car stopped because of debris on street. 2nd car hit her. Then 2nd car got hit by me. I only had to pay 2nd car for damages. Now over a year later the 2nd car is personally suing me. She is suing cause her husband I depressed. She never even mentions it was 3 cars involved and made it seem like she randomly got rear ended

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4 Lawyer Answers
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
Answered
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: More information is needed to properly answer your question, but in general when you get sued you should: Give the law suit to you insurance agent/company they should cover you for the accident if you were insured. If not you will need to hire your own lawyer to defend the case.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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A: This is what you pay insurance for., Make copies of any papers you got and drop them off at your agent, get the name of the adjuster that is handling the case and the claim number, fax the adjuster a copy of the documents you received and send it certified return receipt.

They will get an attorney to represent you.

They don't have to make all of their claim at once.

I'm assuming her husband is suing because she can't sue because her husband has some issue unless certain factors are present. But the lawyer for your insurance company will deal with that.

All the best.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: After you turn the papers over to your insurance company, let your insurance company's claim examiner or their appointed attorney guide you in further communications regarding the accident. The attorney appointed to defend you in the lawsuit should brief you on things like answering questions at a deposition, or other forms of discovery. As far as not mentioning three cars, that's not a big deal - it could be a roughly drafted summons and complaint. Don't be alarmed if the occupants of car no. 1 turn around and sues you as well - just handle it in the same way, turning the paperwork over to your insurance carrier after making copies for your own records. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

Nicholas A Pagliara
Nicholas A Pagliara
Answered
  • Weehawken, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: A. I would document all conversations and put everything in writing after any phone calls. Reach out to your insurance company agent and they may assign an attorney to you. Keep in mind there are statute of limitations for any claims you may have.

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