Thank you for your reply. Understand that the attorney likely took this case on a contingency
basis, meaning that they are not paid unless their client is. Ergo, they want to see what expenses you have before they "settle" the matter. Which is somewhat of an advantage for them - they want to know how much to extort you for, essentially, going off how much you have.
Also, unless the attorney has actually FILED a case, then all this is at the moment is negotiation.
Honestly, he may not even have much of a case. You state: "I was not cited or found to be negligent in any manner." This police decision shall carry a long way in a civil case where the attorney would have to prove by a preponderance of the evidence that you were negligent. If the police did not think so, this is likely to be a smoking gun for your defense.
As such, someone in your situation may wish to not to respond to such a request, or, to write a (short) letter stating that one is NOT responsible for the accident
, and the records already reflect this, and if the attorney continues to harass you with unwarranted demands for money and litigation
as blackmail, you will file a bar complaint
with the Attorney/Consumer Assistance Program (ACAP).
Likely, you will never hear from them again.
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