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**MA** Party A had a minor incident in October 2011 which

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Party A had a minor incident in October 2011 which A 'bumped' into B's back bumper on a street. No scratches were detected on either A's or B's vehicles. B had a daughter in the passenger seat and assured A that all would be well. In May 2013 A receives a letter from his insurance informing A that B intends on filing a claim against A for 'injuries' to the daughter. How valid is this claim, considering that no physical claim/loss occurred on both vehicles, and more than 18 months have passed since the incident?

Good morning CJ,

I'm Doug, and I'm very sorry to hear of your situation. My goal is to provide you with excellent service today.

As an attorney with nearly 3 decades of experience in handling personal injury claims for victims of auto accidents, and based on your statement of the facts, it is highly likely that there is little or no validity to the personal injury claims of anyone in the car which was rear ended, but to which there was no property damage done.

Your insurance company will handle the defense of this claim, and if they file a suit, the insurance company will appoint a free attorney to represent you and they will fight the claimants.

In instances such as this, the person claiming injuries is typically not believed by either your insurance company, or by a jury if the case were to go to trial.

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