My question involves insurance law for the state of: California
Hello all. I have a twofold question.
I was in an accident in my government vehicle 5 months ago. No police report was filed, and as such no fault has ever been determined by a 3rd party.
I just recieved a letter from an attorney representing the other party's insurance company stating that I am indebted to them for about $3800. It further states that if I dont pay up in 30 days that theyll take "all legal remedies to recover the full amount..." and they hint at sending collection agents after me.
I work for a local government which is completely inefficient. I have had no contact with the our insurer, and my managers keep telling me to just let them handle it. They dont want me to to have any contact with either ours nor the other party's insurer. Im suspecting that our insurer is taking their sweet time and has given the impression that theire not responding.
My first question is: can I be held personally liable when the municipality has prepaid, full coverage insurance on all of its vehicles and personnel (even if they drag their feet)?
Second question: Do I have the right to demand of my employer to let me communicate directly with our insurer? Do I have the right to know what is the status of this claim?