Good day everyone! Well, what I am about to post is something very important because it can happen to any of us (in my case, it happened to a friend). Here are some tips to follow when someone sues you because of a car accident. Just beware, If you are guilty, then these steps can't help you much to avoid a Lawsuit!!!
Photograph the accident scene. It is important to do this immediately after the accident or as soon as possible. Take pictures of your vehicle, any other car involved, damage to vehicles or property, injuries, and signs, lights and road conditions that pertain to the accident.
Call police to report the accident, especially if someone seems to be injured. (This is especially important if a drunken driver was involved.) Most police departments prefer that drivers deal with minor accidents, or fender-benders, themselves. For more serious accidents, you can benefit from obtaining a police report if the case goes to court.
Talk to any witnesses. Write down the contact information for anyone who can verify that you were not at fault.
Consult your insurance company. Depending on your policy, the insurance company might have to pay damages to the other party, up to the limit of your insurance policy. The insurance company might hire an attorney on your behalf or settle the claim for a lesser amount.
Hire an attorney who specializes in vehicular lawsuits if the insurance company does not hire one for you. Attorneys are expensive, but they are likely cheaper than the costs of losing a lawsuit. A good attorney is vital in protecting your interests. Provide your lawyer with all your photos, witness statements and other information.
Suggest mediation. Seeing a mediator is frequently cheaper than going to court, and a mutually beneficial agreement could be reached. If mediation is not successful, court remains an option
These simple steps can help you to avoid any problems if you get sued and also will make you look like a totally expert and being someone no one would want to mess with =) Take good care, and I really, really hope you never have to use these tips!!!