If you’re sued for a car accident it will likely be because the other driver involved thinks you were at fault for the accident. They may claim that you were speeding or not paying attention or that you caused the accident in some way. If they’re successful in suing you they may be awarded damages which could include medical expenses lost wages and pain and suffering. If you have good liability insurance your insurance company will usually cover the damages up to your policy limit. If the other driver is awarded a large sum of money you may be responsible for paying that above and beyond what your insurance policy covers. If you don’t have insurance or if your insurance isn’t enough to cover the damages you may have to pay out of pocket. In some cases the other driver may sue you for more than the value of your car and if you don’t have the money to pay they may try to collect by putting a lien on your property or garnishing your wages.
What are the consequences of being sued for a car accident?
If you are sued for a car accident you may have to pay damages to the other party involved.
This could include medical expenses property damage and lost wages.
You may also be required to pay the other party’s legal fees.