A woman is suing me for injuries suffered in a car accident that happened three months short of two years ago [I am in North Carolina]. At the time I was still using a learners' permit and after the accident my sister's insurance went up - leading me to believe the woman had received money for her car and the hospital [as she had been taken by an ambulance].
Now she's suing my sister and I for $10,000 for injuries that consist of things like abdominal pain, rib pain, headaches and muscle spasms, etc. However, at the time of the accident, my sister had gone to see if she was okay - she stated she had just had a miscarriage a few days earlier. Considering no one else in either vehicle was injured - I suspect the injuries she is claiming are more from the miscarriage then the actual accident [or she's just greedy].
Anyhow, basically it comes down to negligence on my part. What I would like to know is, well, basically, do I have a case against her? The accident occurred when I made an improper [wide] right turn, the plaintiff came over the hill, I panicked and hit the brakes [so I was stopped, though in her lane, at the time of impact]. She had plenty of time for reaction as well as the fact that there was a stop sign for which she should've been slowing down.
The main question that's bothering me though is that if she received money from our insurance company, can she really sue us for more? Isn't there something that is signed when someone receives money from someone else's insurance that they agree upon that amount and can't get anymore from us?