My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: California
I was involved in a car accident recently. I rear-ended another car. It was a minor impact. That car apparently bumped into the car in front of it. There was some damage to my car. The car that I rear-ended suffered a slight dent. The car in the very front had no visible damage. But the guy in that car says he has whiplash injuries and has medical expenses of about $1500. Based on mine and the middle car guy's explanations, my insurance denied his claim because it is highly unlikely that he can have any injury. Now he's saying he'll take me to small court. My question is should I settle this outside or take it up in court? My insurance has said that they will provide me a lawyer and help me in the trial. If the court decides that I have to pay the claimant, will I have to pay from my pocket or will my insurance pay for it?