Contact your bankruptcy attorney (and your personal injury attorney) immediately. Your claim must be listed as a contingent asset under Section B (if it is not currently listed, amend your filing). Also the Trustee will need to sign off to abandon the claim (he or she will normally do so).
Call your attorney immediately in the morning.
You will need to contact an attorney that specializes in special needs trusts immediately. A settlement in the amount you discussed will affect your SSI benefits. A special needs trust is not something that you can draft by simply getting advice off the internet. In fact, many very good and experienced personal injury attorneys hire special needs trust attorneys when faced with this issue.
In short, hire an attorney for this issue. It should save you money in the long run.
First, if you are injured, you should visit the doctor and follow his or her advise. Second, it is important that you speak with an attorney regarding this matter. Do not let an insurance company bully you. Rather, look for an attorney that is experienced in these matters.
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It is important that you speak with a trusted and experienced personal injury attorney. I am somewhat skeptical about the letter as it states you are entitled to a settlement. There is now way to know what settlement is fair, if any, unless an attorney has all of your records and bills.
In Nebraska, the first party to pay is the named insured. In your case, that would be the insurer of his father. However, keep in mind that you may be liable under a number of different theories for the damage as well. Typically, it would go under your insurance, but if someone dies, there may not be enough insurance to go around and you could be personally liable.
In short, get the car to a mechanic to figure out why it is slipping out of gear and rolling down the driveway. Or, at least...
You will need to review the Release you signed regarding your settlement. Typically, when you sign a release you give up your right to pursue any claims known or unknown in exchange for a sum of money.
If you were represented by an attorney for the settlement, contact him or her. If not, get a copy of your release and contact an attorney to determine whether there is anything you can do.
There is more information needed to respond to your inquiry. Pro Se protection order forms are available both on the Nebraska Supreme Court website as well as at your local courthouse.
You have posted this in the "Personal Injury" forum. If you are looking for information as to whether you have a case against the other party or the school, you will have to provide more facts.
You should speak with a criminal/traffic defense attorney in your area. It is difficult to determine what effect, if any, this accident and ticket will have on your rates; an insurance underwriter would be needed to determine.
If you are eligible to take a class, take it. However, the insurance company will know about the accident due to a property damage claim which will be forth coming (typically handled between the insurance companies).
You have not indicated whether this claim has already been settled or is in the process. I would strongly suggest you speak with your attorney regarding this matter. The advice you were given is partly accurate. The age of majority in Nebraska is 19. If the amount is above the single transaction limit (currently $25,000), a conservatorship will have to be set up, the money will have to be placed in a restricted account, usually a certificate of deposit, and you will have to provide an...
It is very important that you consult with a personal injury attorney. If you believe that your case is worth more than the liability limits and you settle it without following procedure on your underinsured coverage, you may miss out on your underinsured coverage.
In short, find a local trusted attorney.