Sometimes the parties involved in an accident will dispute the cause or who was at fault, and this can lead to a situation in which you are being sued while you believe the other party to be responsible for the collision. In California, your insurance company is required to hire an attorney at their expense, as included in your insurance policy. It is important that you convey all of the information and your perspective on the matter to your insurance company as soon as possible.
In the case that you have additional losses, such as requiring a visit to the hospital, resulting medical bills, or missed work that resulted from the accident, you need to take inventory of these items and also provide this information to your attorney at the insurance company right away. One reason for this is that while your insurance company’s attorney cannot represent you in your pursuit of compensation for these losses, it is important to coordinate with the attorney that will represent you in these matters.
Both attorneys will then simultaneously submit your insurance company’s response to the lawsuit and what is called a cross complaint for your harms and losses that you suffered. Be sure to note if you have any such harms and losses if you find yourself being sued in such a situation. Watch the video to learn more.
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