What to do about a bogus bodily injury claim?

I had no auto insurance at the time of a very minor fender bender. However, the other driver is now claiming a bogus bodily injury claim even after the police report says that no injuries occurred. Their insurance company is trying to force me to pay them $7500. What are my rights and what should I do?

Asked on July 23, 2012 under Personal Injury, Ohio


Leigh Anne Timiney / Timiney Law Firm

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

In order to make this type of claim, the injured party must provide you with their medical records which show an injury that was a direct result of the auto accident.  They must also provide you with the associated medical bills.  You may want to request their previous medical records, to see whether or not this is a pre-existing condition or something they had been treated for prior to the accident.  Ultimately, if they were injured in the accident, they can make a claim and expect compensation from you, but the have to be able to prove the injury and the reasonableness of the claim.  

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