Collecting From Defendants Who Cannot Pay
When victims of an accident file a civil lawsuit against the party responsible for their injuries and other losses, they are typically fighting for financial compensation to help reimburse them for medical bills and other accident-related expenses, and in many instances, accident victims desperately need this compensation.
When defendants claim they cannot afford to pay the amount they have been ordered to pay, some people may worry that there are no options available to help them get the compensation they need. Fortunately, that is not the case. There are other ways you may be able to receive financial compensation and a qualified attorney can help you explore those options.
Pursuing compensation after an accident can be incredibly difficult, but you do not have to go through this process alone. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident because of someone else’s negligence, contact a Nashville injury lawyer from Pohl & Berk, LLP, today by calling 615-277-2765 to discuss your legal options.
Getting Financial Compensation
In some cases, defendants cannot afford to pay court-ordered damages either because they have filed for bankruptcy or they simply do not have the funds to make these payments. Fortunately, this does not necessarily mean that you will have to go without compensation if the defendant in your case cannot afford to pay right away. An attorney may be able to help you:
- Set up a repayment plan with the defendant to receive compensation over the following months or years
- Garnish up to 25 percent of his or her wages
- Levy bank accounts
If you were injured because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness, don’t hesitate to take legal action. To learn more, or to schedule an initial consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact a Nashville personal injury attorney with Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765.