A recent auto accident lawsuit reported by ifawebnews.com emphasizes the importance of following through with your auto insurance after being involved in a collision. A Cayuga County District Attorney is now being sued by Allstate Insurance Co. for an accident that involved one of their policyholders. While he was using a county-owned vehicle, the District Attorney allegedly hit another car that was being driven by the Allstate customer. The District Attorney told reports that he thought the county’s insurance company had handled the claim.
According to the article, the $9,494 suit is intended to pay for the losses suffered by the Allstate customer, and the company itself will seek attorney and court fees as a part of the suit. The District Attorney stated that the other car “swerved into his lane”, thus causing the crash; however, the final answer as to the main cause of the accident may have to be settled in court.
Not every auto accident leads to a hefty lawsuit in front of a judge. However, if a driver neglects to properly report an auto accident to his or her auto insurance provider, then problems may arise. Even though being in a car crash can be a frightening experience that leaves those involved feeling upset at the other driver or concerned about potential financial consequences, procrastination is not a solution to settling such an ordeal. In some cases, receiving legal advice or representation from a car accident attorney in New Jersey can make all the difference in obtaining compensation to help pay for damage to your vehicle or even medical expenses resulting from injuries sustained during the crash.
At Lependorf & Silverstein, our New Jersey personal injury attorneys have assisted many clients involved in auto insurance disputes centering-around car collisions, in both instances where either the problem at hand is with another driver or with an insurance company that is demonstrating insurance bad faith. If you or a loved one requires legal counsel after being injured in an auto accident, please contact the skilled New Jersey auto accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein. We may be able to help you receive the compensation you need. Call us today at 609-240-0040 for a free consultation.
Source article: http://ifawebnews.com/2009/09/17/allstate-suing-nj-county-district-attorney-over-auto-accident/