If you are at fault for a car accident you should call your insurance immediately and open a claim. Part of your car insurance benefit is to pay the victim of the accident for their property damage and personal injury claim. This benefit is at no additional cost to you, it is part of the car insurance coverage. Some people believe they need to hire an attorney to represent them when they are being sued in civil court for an accident they caused. Your insurance company will provide the lawyers you need to defend you in court. By the way, the lawsuit will have your name alone on the complaint, but your insurance company will represent you and pay all verdicts on your behalf.