I was involved in an automobile accident, and I am being sued by the other party for bodily injury. Should I leave it to my insurance company?

and I am being sued by the other party for bodily injury. Should I
answer interrogatories, or leave it to my insurance company?

Asked on June 29, 2017 under Accident Law, New Jersey

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You pay for insurance for your insurer to handle claims against you. Also, if you do not cooperate with them, or act at cross-purposes to what they are doing, you may give them grounds to decline coverage. So as long as they appear to be responding to or dealing with the lawsuit in a responsible fashion, let them do so; if they appear to be abdicating their responsibilities or not acting your best interest, then hire an attorney to represent you--both to protect you from the suit and to  possibly sue your insurer for "breach of contract" (violating their obligations to you under the policy).


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