If I was just served in an accident case where I was driving a company vehicle, why am I being served since this should be between the 2 insurance companies?

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If I was just served in an accident case where I was driving a company vehicle, why am I being served since this should be between the 2 insurance companies?

I was not cited the company’s insurance is refusing to reimburse the other driver.

Asked on June 1, 2013 under Accident Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

A person who was injured in a car accident can sue the at-fault driver (or at least the driver he believes is at fault) as well as the vehicle's owner. If you were the driver, you are therefore potentially  liable. If the injured party has not received compensation, which is what you seem to indicate, he will sue you and the company which owned the vehicle to see whom he can get money from. The company's insurer is not obligated to defend or indemnify you personally.


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