Miami, FL asked in Car Accidents for Florida

Q: Hi. I received a demand letter from an injury attorney, I was involved in a 5 mph accident. What can I do? Thank you

I only hit the other vehicle by accident at 5 mph, but they are claiming injuries. About the demand letter, what can I do. Any help is appreciate it

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Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: If you have auto insurance that includes bodily liability coverage, you have the option of giving the letter to your insurance company, and they must handle the matter for you, including providing legal representation free of charge to you. If you don't have that coverage, a good option would be schedule a consultation with an attorney, for which there'd be a reasonable consultation fee. Another option is to first demand the medical records and medical bills for the supposedly injured party to confirm it's not a bluff. Whatever you do, I strongly recommend that you do not answer any questions or volunteer any information to the claimant or his/her attorney without first getting your own attorney, whether that be your insurance company's attorney or one you find on your own.

Terrence H Thorgaard agrees with this answer

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