My son was in an auto accident about 2 years ago. He was (is) insured. Flash forward to last night. I got home from work to find 2 summons, one for my son and one of my very own (my name was on the title). The passengers in the other vehicle are suing us. The summons, BTW, is poorly done. It identifies me by wrong gender throughout and misspells my son’s name once. :rolleyes:
The perts are:
-My son was 20 at the time
-He was living on his own at the time, and had been for over a year
-The car was one he drove all the time, we just never changed the title to his name (we got it when he was under 18, so he couldn’t be on the title then)
-He had insurance in his name on the car. I am not on his insurance.
-The insco had just sent a letter warning of the possible suit and giving a number to call so they could arrange representation
Never having been involved in anything like this before I thought I’d ask, IYHO, how is this most likely to play out?
Will the lawyer his insurance company retains represent me on this suit as well?
Can I get my name removed from the suit?
I’m hoping it’s just “hardball” between a lawyer and the insco that will drag out for a bit and end in a settlement. My son is pretty lawsuit proof, he owns nothing, rents a room and barely makes enough to get by. I am by no means rich, but am a bit nervous. Treading new territory, doncha know.