can i get sued in an auto accident
November 14, 2009 12:40pm CST
can i likely be sued for a car accident if i have car insurance and the other guy had no injuries at all? me and my friend are also okay, but can he still sue us for anything?i believe that he was speeding when he hit me and i had obstrction of view when pulling out of an intersection, when i wans t-boned on the driver's side of the car. i believe i am likely to still get a citation for failing to yield to oncoming traffic thanks very much
14 Nov 09
you can get sued for anything you do as its everybodies right to sue someone, personally I think that you are ok aslong as your insurance pays out altho if you pulled out then I assume it was your fault. So if the most you get is a citation and possibly a fine then I would say you are pretty much ok, though whiplash or injuries for the other driver might not be apparent straight away some injuries can develope over a period of time and he may claim for psychological injury. But I think you will be ok apart from a fine etc etc.
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15 Nov 09
The insurance company will represent you and try to settle within your policy limits. If the claim exceeds your policy limits and you are going to be sued for more than what you were covered, you could consult with an attorney. First, check with your insurance company to find out if they are getting any closer to a resolution first.
14 Nov 09
I don't think you can get sued. If both are insuranced, the insurances will pay, also there have been no injuries at all, so you can't even be sued for that, anyways, even in that case, you'll not be sued but again it'd be the insurance to pay. No, you can't get a citation for failing to yeld to oncoming traffic, I've never heard anything about that, did the other car driver say that? I know people in those situations get soooo mean, it's really hard to keep calm and be polite, I do my best but I've been trated very badly sometimes. Anyways, no one gets sued for a car crash, at the most, if police had been present *and ONLY if police had been present or had been called* you could get to pay a fine, but you didn't mention police involved so I guess it wasn't your case, anyways, if you had to pay a fine you'd know, they'd write it down right away. The insurances normally deal with these things, whenever I had a car crash I was just to take down data of the drivers and passengers and details of how things happened, where...and so on, and both parts should handle it to their own insurance, then, from then on, the two insurances act on behalf of the two drivers and the issue is totally taken away from your hands. I think you can sleep safe you aren't going to be sued. I'm sorry for the crash by the way, hope the damages aren't heavy, been there myself it's not fun.