If the other party to an accident is asking for my liability information, should I disclose it to them?

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If the other party to an accident is asking for my liability information, should I disclose it to them?

It’s a car and bicycle collision. I was driving the car and now the bicyclist’s lawyer is asking for my liability information. Should I disclose it with him? Note, insurance company is still trying to find out who is at fault.

Asked on August 22, 2017 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It would be advisable to refer the matter to your insurance company. Don't disclose your policy limits to the bicyclist's attorney, but it is OK to disclose the name, address, and telephone number of your auto insurance company. You can also disclose the policy number if the attorney requests it.


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