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I got into a car accident in a couple months back. One of the passengers and the driver of the vehicle I hit are claiming bodily injury. The crash was minor with little to no damage on my car or theirs, and they did not request medical help when the police arrived on site that day. Since there are multiple claimants the claim could exceed what my car insurance covers and I could be asked to pay the rest. In the letter the claimant’s lawyers sent they said they were aware of this fact and would consider an

Asked on November 15, 2017 under Accident Law, Florida

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It would be advisable to refer the matter to your auto insurance company which will provide you with an attorney at no cost to you.
Any settlement of the personal injury claims won't occur for a number of months because the claimants have to complete their medical treatment.  Then, the opposing attorney will need to obtain the medical bills, medical reports and documentation of wage loss.  After that, the case may be settled with your insurance company.  If it is settled, NO lawsuit is filed.  If the case is NOT settled, then a lawsuit will be filed, but this is several months from now or possibly longer.


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