Q: I was involved in a NON-INJURY fender bender 6 months ago, while working in California. I live in Oklahoma.
I received a letter from a lawyer, on behalf of the other party involved in the incident, claiming they were injured. They are lying. There wasn’t even a mark on their vehicle! And the policeman determined everyone was ok and cleared to leave the scene. What can I do to shut down these FALSE accusations?
A: You should tender the matter to your insurance company. They can likely appoint an attorney to represent you. Although there is no lawsuit yet, the fact that the other side already has an attorney and they are contacting you, indicates the likelihood the other party will pursuse the matter. If you are not appointed an attorney, you should strongly consider retaining an attorney to protect your interest.
A: You do nothing except notify your insurance company, or your employer's insurance company. You do not have a right to "shut down" somebody else's allegations. That is the purpose of a trial.
if you were not in Calif on Business, then turn it over just to YOUR AUTO INSURANCE CO.
you could hire a lawyer but it would be a waste of your money........you paid for insurance, so use it.
because a claim has been made doesn't mean the alleged victim will prevail..........but let your ins co get a headache over it and not you.
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