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Can my wages be garnished if I do not pay the insurance company?

I was driving without insurance and got in an accident. The accident was the other driver's fault. He ran a red light. So the other cars insurance filed a lawsuit against me. So they want me pay them over $8000, which I can't afford. Do they have the power to garnish my wages if I don't pay?

Answer By Mark West
Law Offices of Mark West
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If they sued you and obtained a judgment against you, yes to some degree they can garnish your wages.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/9/2013

Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A.
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They get a judgment and harass you for 10 years if they care to and they go to DMV to take your license if you don't pay a judgment based on your failure to have insurance.

Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Replied: 1/7/2013

Answer By Victor Varga

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Yes, if they obtain a money judgment against you.

Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 1/7/2013

Answer By Steve Graves
Graves Law Firm
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If you live int Texas, the insurance company can't garnish your pay. It can, however, get your driver's license suspended. If the other driver ran a light and hit you, I recommend you fight the lawsuit even if you can't afford a lawyer. I would note, though, that a lawyer's fee would be less than the $8,000 you're being sued for. Good luck.

Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 1/7/2013

The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
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Unclear. If other driver's at fault, why do you have a judgment? Hire counsel.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/5/2013

The Law Firm of Stephen M. Reck, LLC
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They can garnish your wages if they get a judgment against you.

Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Replied: 1/5/2013

Answer By Lewis B. Kaplan

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YES but only there is a court money judgement against you which will happen if you lose at trial.

Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 1/5/2013

Law Offices of Sandeep G. Agarwal
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Yes. If the accident was the other guy's fault, you may want to consider filing suit against him to recover for your damages.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 1/5/2013

Rags Beals Seigler Patterson & Gray
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There must be a judgment against you before you may be garnished. If you don't defend the lawsuit the other side may get a judgment

Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 1/5/2013

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