I was in a car wreck and my friend was driving. I don't want to sue my friend, what should I do? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Most of the time you are simply making a claim against your friend’s car insurance policy.  There is a strong liklihood that the case will settle before it ever goes to a lawsuit.  Also, this is why we all have car insurance, for claims like these. 

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