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Yes sir I did. I just did not have bodily coverage. State Farm (other parties insurance) apparently paid the driver $7,500, his wife $7,500 and his mother $5,000 for permanent injuries that they so called sustained and are billing me for it.
To answer this suit yourself if you cannot find an attorney, you need to copy the heading on the Complaint (court name/case name/case number). Title it "Answer." Then you need to state you are the respondent, your name, and that you are appearing to represent yourself and answering the petition. Then you number every response to correspond with the numbers on the petition. You then answer each one with "Admit" "Deny" or "Insufficient information to find a reasonable belief as to the truth of the matter asserted and leave petitioner to her proof thereof." Once you have answered each numbered paragraph then you can put "Defenses" and list any defenses you have to her petition. Then if you have any counterclaims to make, you can make them after your defenses under the title Counterclaim and to do that you would copy the same layout that the initial petition you received has and just change each numbered paragraph to reflect your facts and allegations.
Once you complete that you sign the response, you have it notarized. Under that put "Certificate of Service" and put the name/address of her attorney where you will be mailing a copy and the date you mail it and sign that.
Then file the original and one copy with the clerk of court and ask the clerk to stamp one copy to give back to you as proof of service. Mail one copy to the other party's attorney.
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Thank you so much sir! The insurance company that I had at the time has not done anything what so ever to assist me in this matter! Instead they just told me that I have to take care of this. That I did not have bodily coverage there for its my problem basically... I am a single mom and I have two small kids and I cannot afford this ridiculous lawsuit! Not once have they contacted me! I have been the one busting my bottom solving this problem all by myself! I'm pretty positive that I will left alone to fend for myself. Excuse me sir but isn't P.I.P (Personal Injury Protection)??? Shouldn't this accident be covered??? Why are they harassing me directly? These guys are a joke! No way could those guys have PERMANENT INJURIES. IMPOSSIBLE!!! I just know this lawsuit is fishy! Any suggestions sir?
Thank you so much sir by the way!
I will have to unfortunately. I am co-owner of the car along with my father. He to was summoned separately. My dad unfortunately does have the funds to pay this suit but will definitely not. Will they go after him/ his money? My parents own properties and have their well saved savings but it was not their fault. Let alone that they weren't even present when I had the accident.I don't mind filing. Will they go after him?
Wow!!! Omg!!! I feel like crying. Sir can scan and email you one of the documents as well as my car title? I would like for you to see them and give me your opinions. I'm hoping you catch something that I didn't see. I would appreciate your help.
Thank You. Oh by the way Happy Easter. : )
Sorry to just mention this to you but when I had this accident me and the other vehicle crashed due to us both driving on a restricted area at the same time, which I ended up hitting him on his left side causing MINOR damage to his driver seat door and front left bumper. But I took the cake. I received the ticket. How can I fight this? I am the one paying the price but it was not all my fault. We would of never crashed if it wasn't for US BOTH driving on the restricted area. We both attempted to access the left turning lane at the same time...
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