What happens if I get sued for a car wreck?

Note: My office was recently contacted by a young college student who was served by a lawsuit for a car wreck she was in over a year ago. We were able to help by pointing her to her own insurance company. However, in searching the web, it was hard to find resources that provided this information – thus a blog was born! What happens if I get sued for a car wreck? First, let’s make sure we are on the same page. Being sued = a lawsuit was filed in a court of law and you were mailed a copy of the lawsuit or hand-delivered a copy of the lawsuit.  As compared to having a person file a claim on your own automobile insurance policy.  This blog is going to provide some tips and pointers if you find yourself holding a copy of lawsuit with your name on it in the state of Texas. Ok so don’t panic – too much.  Receiving a lawsuit with your name in it is not fun and can be down right scary but you aren’t stuck and you have options! Quick lingo: Plaintiff = person who filed the lawsuit and is requesting a legal remedy Defendant = person being sued Petition = fancy lawyer word for the lawsuit Rules for Texas lawsuits that may help: A lawsuit can be filed up to two (2) years after the date of the crash. For Example: Crash is on 11/6/18 – the lawsuit can be filed until 11/6/20. NOT 11/7/20. Once you have received a copy of a lawsuit, you have twenty (20) days to file...