Defense of a Lawsuit or Claim

Question: A pedestrian ran into my moving car and is suing me. I don’t believe that I am at fault and I have two eyewitnesses who believe the same. Should I hire an attorney myself or should my car insurance be handling this?

Answer:

Good news. If you have automobile insurance, you do not have to worry about hiring an attorney on your own. Under all automobile policies that we have ever seen or heard of, your insurance company has a legal and contractual duty to defend you and to pay for the cost of your defense. Typically, however, you do not have a say in the attorney who is selected to represent you, since this decision is left to your insurance company to make.

Okay. So what do you do now? Simple. Contact your insurance company and let it know that you have been sued, send them a copy of the lawsuit, sit back and they’ll take care of the rest.

It is always best to discuss your concerns with an attorney. Contact our office for further information, a free consultation, or representation, and we will be glad to give you our personal attention, or your may visit our website atsternbergandzeid.com or e-mail us at sternbergzeid@ameritech.net .

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