My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: California
I was in a collision and the other driver was found to be at-fault by police and insurance companies, and her insurance company is taking care
of all my expenses.
Damage to car was not that bad and I told them repeatedly I wasn't injured and felt fine.
However, the other driver said she was a little sore after accident so this went down as an injury in police report. She did look fine and was
walking around and everything at the scene, but not all injuries show up right away.
I began to stress when I read the police report and saw that she completely lied about how the accident occurred. The officer didn't
believe her though, neither did her insurance adjuster. By the way she didn't seem like a slimy person, just young and freaked out and I
suspect her family told her what to say as I mentioned in another post.
I am now afraid to settle and sign off the claim, because as soon as I release her from any responsibility towards me then I'm afraid she (i.e.
her parents) will try to sue me for injuries. The police report where she actually incriminated herself won't be allowed as evidence. And even though the
officer wrote done her violation code, he didn't issue any tickets.
So, can/should I ask to sign a mutual release form? Is that done? Once her insurance takes care of my car, I don't want to worry about this ever
again. BTW even though I'm not physically injured, this whole thing is causing me major stress. I kept telling the adjuster I was fine because
I didn't want the other side to be afraid that I would try to cheat them but now I'm afraid they're going to try to cheat ME and don't know what to do.