My wife accidentaly ran over another persons foot and now this person is asking for money to go to doctor a week later. Must we give it to her
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You need to be very careful here. Is the vehicle insured?
yes vehicle is insured
In terms of your comprehensive motor policy you should have liability cover for this and in my view you should refer the matter to your insurers. If you pay, you will be admitting guilt and insurers will not assist you.
You can advise the person that the insurers will be in contact with her.
My wife just gave her money, but told her to bring back receipts and proof of injury. Can we still involve the insurance?
You can still do so, but there is a good chance that they will reject the claim.
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So if the insurance does reject the claim and the lady comes back and wants more money. Must we pay her and let her sign a document that admits guilt from my wifes side and the amount and that is the only money she can get or what will our options be?
You will have to let her sign a document that the payment will be in fiull and final settlement for all claims, including any claims in future or any consequential losses as a result of the injury.
The case with police does not affect the civil claim against your wife. Criminal prosecution is also not going to be successful.
Sorry, just want to understand. If the lady opens a case now she cant because of the time she took and my wife will not be prosecuted. But the lady can still open a civil claim?
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