New Orleans, LA asked in Car Accidents for Florida

Q: Do I contact an attorney if insurance company is investigating? minor vehicle accident no damage, other driver suing.

I was the rear driver. Police report says no damages or injuries. Other driver said he was going to claim his neck hurts because I said " there is no damage" before asking if he is ok. My insurance said I do not need attorney while they investigate, but I feel I should. Please advise

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Until you are served with a summons, you don't officially know that "other driver suing". Sit tight and let your insurance company complete its investigation. When and if you are served with process, be sure to notify the insurance company. At that point they will get an attorney to represent you.

Charles M. Baron agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: The important thing is that you placed your carrier on notice of an impending claim. If the other driver does move forward with a lawsuit, your insurance carrier should provide a defense attorney on your side. Good luck

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