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Teenage Car Accident Lawsuit…

Submitted By: Lisa (Alabama)

My daughter (17yrs old) was involved in a teenage car accident. The collision was my daughter’s fault. The car she was driving is registered to me her mother. She did not have car insurance.

I received court papers saying I’m being sued by the other party’s insurance company. What do you think I should do?

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Dear Lisa,

In the State of Alabama the parents of a minor are legally responsible for the actions of their children; especially those actions involving automobile collisions.

Once you report the collision to your insurance company they will contact you and assign a Claims Adjuster to your case. The Claims Adjuster will work with the Attorneys for the victim and will hopefully work out an agreed settlement. If they do not and you are sued, your insurance will provide Attorneys to represent you at no cost to you (for damages up to the limits of your policy).

You didn’t mention how badly the victims were injured. Our comments are based upon the facts you have presented. Make sure you tell your insurance the truth about everything. They are experts and if you don’t tell them everything they are allowed to drop your insurance.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here , or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Published: September 12, 2017

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