Perris, CA asked in Car Accidents for California

Q: What if the one sueing you was the passenger not the driver??

My friend got into a car accident almost 2 years ago and the driver said it was fine that she didn’t need to worry about the damages but almost 2 years later the Passenger is sueing my friend. Can she do that?? yet why wait almost 2 years to sue? Even tho my friends car was in wayyy worse condition and the other other car was able to drive away not damages to the point it couldn’t be driven

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

A: yes, if filed before 2 yrs, it is legal. The time lapse may be the result of the passenger trying to collect from your policy.

Let your auto-ins carrier deal with it.

your passenger is making a claim against the ins policy. That is why you purchased it.

in order to collect from your auto policy, a lawsuit must be filed.

if the shoe were on the other foot, you would want to be able to collect for injuries.

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