i ran a red light, hit a car. they are filing medical liabilities on me. The only income i have is SS disability. Can they take my SS for payment if i am found liable? (which i'm sure i will be)
Social security disability payments cannot be garnished, although the bank account that it is deposited into could be. If that is your only asset, you should consider filing for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy to have the judgment discharged and start over.
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Social security benefits are exempt from the claims of creditors. Make sure the social security benefits are the only money that gets deposited into that account and label that account as social security account or something similar. If you have insurance make sure you have reported this accident to your insurance. If you don't/didn't have insurance, the DMV will likely suspend your license for failing to maintain your insurance and not paying the judgment that the plaintiff will get against you. You can eliminate this debt and restore your ability to have a license by filing bankruptcy, unless the accident resulted from your being intoxicated at the time of the accident.
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I agree with the other attorney answers. I would just add it may be helpful for you to speak with an experienced bankruptcy attorney in your area to discuss any other assets you may have that could be involved.
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