If I was in a car accident about 2 years ago and was not at fault but the other party has filed a lawsuit, what are the steps to file a countersuit for lost wages, etc?

The insurance companie(s) found me to not be at fault. What are the steps to file a countersuit due to me having to appear in court? Also, what documents evidence should I prepare?

Asked on September 14, 2012 under Accident Law, California

Answers:

Anthony Van Johnson / VANJOHNSON LAW FIRM, L.L.C.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you were involved in an automobile accident and you were insured at the time, your insurance company should provide legal representation on your behalf.   You should notify your insurance company of the lawsuit immeidately.  The attorney who represents you will know what issues to address in your Answer and Counterclaim. 


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