this person was in a car accident two years ago, in which i was found at fault. they have had back surgery in excess of the ins. policy limits. if this person wins, what can they get? i have no money, i make 10.00 an hour. i have a car which if this happens i plan to sell to a family member. can they garnish my wages or something? i really dont know what they could get from me i have NO ASSETS.
Car / Auto Accident Lawyer
You appear to be a "Judgment Proof Defendant", because you have no assets that can be attached. The Attorney for the victim has likely completed due diligence and determined that you have no assets to attach or lien. However, this does not prohibit an attachment or garnishment of your future wages.
As the operator of the vehicle you are liable for any damages or injury that you cause to persons or property during the course of operating a motor vehicle. You could be held liable for any amount awarded over the policy limits if the matter is litigated. The victim's Attorney could seek contribution from you, or in the alternative attach/garnish future wages.
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Personal Injury Lawyer
As you had insurance and are obviously being represented by the insurance company's defense attorney appointed to represent you, it would not be appropriate for attorneys here on Avvo.com to give you specific legal advice as to your situation.
The attorney being paid for you by the insurance company is your attorney and he is obligated to answer your questions. You should direct your questions and concerns to your attorney. He is being paid good money to provide you with sound legal advice.
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