If I file a claim for injuries, does the person I sue have to pay anything personally?

Whenever you file a lawsuit for someone’s negligence, such as a car accident, you file the lawsuit directly against that person. If your lawsuit goes to trial and the jury gives you a judgment, the judgment will be awarded against the other person directly. If the other person has insurance that applies to the lawsuit, the insurance company pays the legal fees and expenses and any settlement or judgment up to the insurance policy limit even though the lawsuit is against the other person directly. If insurance coverage exists, the other person should not have to pay anything personally for your lawsuit.

If your lawsuit results in a judgment that is more than the insurance policy limit, the insurance company generally pays only the amount of that limit. The other person is personally responsible for any amount over and above the insurance policy limit.

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