Almost a year ago i got injured at work and lost wages. I filed for bankruptcy and had to cut my insurance. While driving home i was coming to a stop as was the person infront of me then they slammed on there breaks, i did the same but bumped her car. She wouldnt move her car or get out and ambulance came, she ended up driving home. But im being sued for dmgs and worse of all she obtained a lawyer to get compensation for bodily injury. I honestly believe the whole thing is a scam but our legal system seems to be in favor of people who want to sue. What are my options? Hardly any money and i do own a home i figure they will be free to gouge me for whatever and put a lean* on my home
A myth created by insurance companies. No correlation between injury to a person and damage to a machine. Sounds good, but fiction. You decided not to spend on insurance, now you need to spend on an attorney. By rhe way, the system is skewed in favor of the corpation, not the individual.
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Unfortunately, you will now have to defend yourself against this claim. Speak with local counsel.
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You need to get your own attorney. Scam or not. If a judgment is awarded against you and you do not pay, they can suspend your license until you settle the debt. Since you have recently declared bankruptcy, you lost out of playing that card for this matter.
Your options include the following:
A. Retaining an attorney and contesting the suit,
B. Being crushed by a complicated and unmerciful judicial system.
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