Hi everyone, I would really appreciate any help on this matter as this is my first car accident and its quite stressful! I'll give the run down: Back in February I smashed into the back of a car on a highway exit, they other party was unharmed but there was a bit of damage to their car (not mine). We exchanged details and drove off on our separate ways. I am comprehensively insured and so I opened a claim with my insurer and paid the excess amount. Once I received a reference number I forwarded it on to the other party and told them to use this number as a reference for your claim to the car insurance company and to contact them if they do not hear anything. A week or two later I received an email from the other party asking to confirm what happened that day, the location ect and also to confirm I was at fault. I felt this was a little odd at the time and did not respond immediately, they sent me another email a week later chasing this up, there reason being "in case the insurance company messes me around". I responded to the email confirming what happened and left it there. Now a couple of months have passed thinking it had all been resolved by the insurer, and I just recently received a Statement of Claim from the other party for the full amount of damages to their car. I contacted the insurance company who told me they were not contacted by the other party and that they are still waiting for their 'demands' on this claim. I have since forwarded the statement of claim to the insurance company and they are looking at it now. I am concerned that because the statement of claim is holding me personally responsible the insurance company will brush it off leaving me with the entire payment. I have been given 25 days to respond to the statement of claim and I am not sure what to do about that either. Is this a normal practice for car accidents in NSW and is there anything I can do to protect myself? Thanks for your time.