Can i move to texas before getting sued?

Asked about 1 year ago - Little Rock, AR

I involved into accident which was my fault and i did not had any auto insurance. The other party got severe injuries and I had only SLP coverage for the other driver which covers some of his medical cost about 1,00,000$. but still am afraid of getting sued by him and may lead to wage garnishment because i do not have any personal assets. Can i move to texas before wages are getting garnished or sued.

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  1. Craig Bernard Mitchell

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    Answered . You can move wherever you want and still be served with a lawsuit. It might be a little more complicated, but it will happen.

    Don't forget to check "Helpful" if I helped you out. This response is not intended to create an attorney client... more
  2. Scott Allen Scholl

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    Answered . If you were driving in Arkansas and caused an accident, the injured party can still bring a lawsuit, in Arkansas, against you regardless of whether or not you have moved prior to the filing of the suit.

    Then, if that party obtains a judgment against you, they can register the judgment in Texas or whatever other state you have moved to and enforce the judgment against you there.

    This response is for information purposes only, it does not create any attorney-client relationship.... more
  3. Daniel Nelson Deasy

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    Answered . Are you really asking a bunch of attorneys whether you can go hide out in another state to avoid a lawsuit?

    I don't think any of us will answer that with a "yes."

    In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship.... more
  4. Erik Priedkalns

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    Answered . I wouldn't.

  5. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . Put yourself in his shoes, and do what is right

  6. Philip Anthony Fabiano

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    Answered . You can move wherever you want. The lawsuit will follow you there. If you are asking whether you can avoid wage garnishment if you move to a state that does not permit wage garnishment to collect on a personal injury judgment, that's an interesting question. If you have no reason to move out of Texas but to avoid a garnishment, then you "may" have trouble with that.
    If you are responsible for causing someone harm, why do you not want to take responsibility for what you did? Where did you grow up?

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  7. Stephen Ross Cohen

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    Answered . Yes, but notify your insurance company

    My name is Stephen R. Cohen and have practiced since 1974. I practice in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.... more

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