I was in car accident back in Sept 2015. A taxi driver hit my car into wall and lady bounced off his car. My car was uninsured his was insured through the taxi commision. For last year in half I been getting things in the mail about this and I currently can't afford a lawyer due to being 22 not really having much money, no assets, and extremely high debt. I spoke to both attorneys and sent them letters acknowledging this. Today I received a letter stating a motion for default judgement against me and it having a date of April 5 2017 ias part at the courthouse. Do I have to show up on this date? What happens in case of judgement? I have zero way to pay anything back.
If you fail to show up, a default can be entered against you. Th next step could be proof of injuries/damages and a judgment could be entered against you. You would not want this as this judgment could be a stone around your neck for a long time. The impact on your credit could be devastating. No money and no insurance are not defenses you want to hang your hat on.
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A money judgement against you will be good for 20 years.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 19 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
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