Is it legit that I should go to small claims court?
May 16, 2012 10:13 AM Subscribe
I've been asked to testify at small claims court for a car accident I was in 3 years ago in which another person was at fault. Is this normal? More inside.
posted by modoriculous to law & government (16 answers total)
I've never had to do anything like this. A paralegal from a Boston law office sent me a letter telling me I need to go to court in a week.
Basically, 3 years ago I was leaving the parking garage at work and was hit by a reckless driver. It was their fault. My insurance company covered the cost of fixing my car and I thought that was the end of it. Now I get this letter a few days ago saying that the damages that the person at fault owed were never paid by their insurance company and I have to go in to testify.
Is this normal? I just don't know because I've never had to do it before. The paralegal said I'm "contractually obligated" and that I must contact her within 24 hours to tell her whether I can make it or not. I'm also calling my car insurance agent to ask them about this. The paralegal told me that basically it wasn't an option for me not to go.