My brother is suing our mother's car insurance for a minor accident…will this increase my mother's cost…?

independently of the accident itself?

The accident was minor and he was NOT hurt, but he wants to file a frivolous lawsuit anyway. My mother was deemed to be in the wrong for the accident and my brother was in the passenger's side. My mother seems to not be concerned because she doesn't want to fight, but

independently of the accident itself?

The accident was minor and he was NOT hurt, but he wants to file a frivolous lawsuit anyway. My mother was deemed to be in the wrong for the accident and my brother was in the passenger's side. My mother seems to not be concerned because she doesn't want to fight, but I'm worried about it increasing her premium more because someone was "injured".

Will his lawsuit hurt her?
@Barnes: He has hired one of those law firms from television. They even sent him to a chiropractor who will work with them.

Other answer:

I Like Juice:
Your brother can't sue the insurance company, since the insurance company did not cause this accident, your mother did.

Those TV law firms are known as ambulance chasing lawyers who will take anyone. It is common they have "their" own chiropractors and doctors they use, that like to inflate the injuries.

Odds are, your brother has not sued yet, but the lawyer has sent a letter to your mother that they are representing your brother from this accident. The only time most lawyers sue, is if the insurance and lawyers do not agree to a settlement, or if the statute of limitations runs, which is usually 2 years.

And yes, most likely her rates will go up for an at fault accident, since most likely her insurance will be paying for another vehicle in this accident, and "possibly" any injuries of the driver/passengers in that car?

Don't worry about this, since the only good news is that your mom has insurance to cover.

Katie:
It depends ENTIRELY on the insurance company. Some companies raise the rates. Other companies, particularly for long-time insureds, do not. My brother totaled a year old van after falling asleep at the wheel. The insurance company paid the replacement cost of the van, and his premium did not go up.

Your brother can't sue your mother's insurance company. He sues your mother, she turns it over to her insurance company. He can CLAIM his expenses against her insurance, but that doesn't mean he's suing anyone.

WHERE?

WRG:
Any claim can increase a premium. How much depends on the carrier, the amount and your mother's record.
Barnes:
He won't do that. It's just hot air. To bring an action in court you have to be wealthy and prepared to lose. He's just full of bullshit.
Skoda John:
If he loses then he will be chased for the costs by her insurance company.
Frivolous law suits are expensive.
Beverly S:
Yes it will cost her more. Anytime you file a claim & they have to pay your rates go up.
James:
no

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