My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: VA
Hello, in advance I'd like to thank you for taking the time to look at this and help me.
In general this is what happend:
I was driving, the conditions of the road were not the best it had just snowed the previous day but the roads were fine with minor spots of slush/snow left on the road, going about 35 mph (in a 35 mph zone) in the right hand lane when a car behind me starts to get really close. It pulls out of the right lane and gets into the left hand lane. I turn on my signal to make a right hand turn, the car that is now on my left guns it and gets in front of me, without signaling the lane change, and as soon as it's in front of me slams on the brake. The distance that I had kept in front of me now was gone so I end up taping the rear bumper of this car. The driver doesn't stop and get out but instead drives off. I stayed at the scene for about a min then leave, as I procced to turn right I notice the car and pull up beside it and get out. I start talking to the person, the damage to both cars is minimal/non-existent. I offer to call the police to file a report but he refuses, I also offer to exchange insurance and they refuse that to. We both agree that it was no ones fault and that they road conditions weren't the best.(also I want to add that the driver told me that when he made the lane change and got in front of me he knew that I was going to hit him in the rear since the distance between us was so small; and the reason he brakes so suddenly was because there was a car in front of him that braked as soon as he got into my lane) We exchange phone numbers and liscense numbers and go our seperate ways. A few days later(4/5) the mother of the person calls and starts telling me that she wants to get an estimate done on the car and show me. Another 3/4 days go by and now she is demanding that I pay for the full repair of the car. I refuse since we agreed it being no ones fault. Now all of a sudden almost 3 weeks a after the whole thing, my insurance calls me and says that the family has filled a claim for property and bodily injury law suite against me. I want to know if they actually have a case or can I just let the insurance handle this.
I called my insurance company today and told them my story, they said they want to get an agent out to see my car. My car has no visable damage to it at all.
I havn't spoken to a lawyer yet about this. Any advise would be greatly appreciated and if you need more information/clarification please ask.