What to do if I am now being sued for an auto accident that occurred almost 3 years ago?

At the time there were no injuries and everyone was said to be fine. It was a rear-ending but it was very minor. Insurance was exchanged and I have not heard anything about this until now. I am not sure what to do in this position now? Do you have any advice on my next steps?

Asked on September 29, 2014 under Personal Injury, Wisconsin

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It would be advisable to refer any documents you have received pertaining to the lawsuit to the auto insurance company you had at the time of the auto accident.  Your auto insurance company will provide you with an attorney at no cost to you, and that attorney will handle the case for you.

Although it was a minor collision, sometimes injuries can manifest themselves after the accident.  Evidently, the case was not settled with your insurance company and that is why a lawsuit was filed against you.


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