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Collection Agency Pretend To Be Law Firms?
Do Collection Agency'S Pretend To Be Law Firms To Scare You Into Paying Them With The Threat Of Legal Action? How Much Do You Think You Would Have To Owe Before They Try To Get A Judgement Against You?
Regarding law suits...
You might be able to sue someone in a state you don't live and get a judgment, but that judgment would be thrown out almost immediately. You can't sue someone in a county where they don't live. The law allows you to defend yourself. If you live in Boston, and you are sued in LA for an old credit card debt, it doesn't make sense. Proper service of the complaint is a requirement for a law suit. And most states require that the suit be served in person, often by a process server or a member of the sheriff's office in the county where you live. LA County Sheriff's office isn't going to go all the way to Boston to serve a law suit for a civil action. If proper service is not done, that is grounds for a judgment to be overturned. A collection agency would be stupid to sue you in a county where you don't live. Also, it's a requirement of the FDCPA that you are sued where you live or, if a house is involved, where the house is located.
If a collection agency pretends to be a lawyer or a law firm, they are violating the law -- go and read the FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
I was sued by a collection agency. Before the case even went to court, the lawyer had racked up $1200 in fees. In the end, they got nothing. Most law suits are filed to scare people into paying something. When that doesn't work, they will tend to take you to court because they assume you can't afford a lawyer. With the lawyer who racked up $1200 in fees...once I started to fight back, they just gave up because they knew that in the end, it wasn't worth it. In many states, legal fees are not automatically paid to the victor -- a judge must decide that.
Also, consider wage garnishment. If it is allowed in your state (it is disallowed in NC, FL, TX and PA), then they are more likely to sue. However, there are limits to garnishment, and certain types of money can't be garnished - like disability and Social Security.
Don't assume because the amount is small that you are free from being sued. People are greedy by nature, and you just don't know. If you are swimming that much in debt, you might want to consider bankruptcy, but everyone's situation is different.
Remember, judgments must be earned. As long as you file your papers on time and go to court, there's always a chance to avoid a judgment. Don't assume that you will automatically lose. The burden of proof rests solely with the person/collection agency who sues you.
If You Win A Wrongful Death Suit Can The Other People Turn Around And File Bankruptcy So They Won'T Have To Pa
We Are Not Sure What To Do. Our Daughter Was Killed In A Car Accident And The Insurance Company Wants Us To Settle For A Small Amount And Sign Saying We Will Not Sue For Wrongful Death
hmm. well, yes, if they don't have the money to pay you and if they have other creditors, they'll probably file bankruptcy and they are allowed to do that. But I think they have to be in such a bad financial state that they would qualify for bankruptcy first.
I feel like their insurance would have to pay the full amount of their policy regardless of their bankruptcy. But if their policy isn't for very much money, then a lawsuit might not be worth it. But you can get a lot for wrongful death ordinarily.
I wouldn't sign any agreement with the insurance until you talk to a lawyer. It's hard for me to say what to do because I don't know how much money the other people actually have or what their insurance can pay or what they did to cause the car accident. If it's really a straightforward wrongful death case that you should definately win, if you get a lawyer and threaten with a lawsuit, you should be able to push the insurance to pay more than what they're offering now. But again, if they don't have any money, you can't get any money. And if the suit goes to trial, it's going to be more expensive than settling which might make it less worth the lawsuit. So talk to a lawyer and find out how much the other people have and how much the insurance can pay and how much the attorneys fees would be (maybe just a percentage of whatever you win) and talk about how likely your case is to win so that you can consider the amount that you can get in a settlement.
I feel like the insurance is probably pushing for an early settlement so that you agree that you won't sue before you find out how much you should really get, and once you agree not to sue, you can't. So talk to a lawyer FIRST! Or at least tell the insurance that their offer is not enough.
I'm really sorry about your daughter and I'm sorry that I can't offer any better advice. It has to be your decision and you're the only people who are in the position with all the information to make that decision.
I Have A Felony Trail, But The Judge Says I Can'T Have A Lawyer...?
&Quot;The Defendant Has Not Retained Counsel And Is Therefore Representing Himself.&Quot;
My Last Lawyer Quit.
I Explained And Provided A Motion To Appoint Because I'Ve Contacted Over 100 Attorneys (Yes, Defense Attorneys...Nearly Every Crim. Law Specialist In The State) None Want The Case.
What Do I Do?
(Btw, Yes I'M Actually Innocent, The Charge Is Resisting Arrest)
Felony resisting arrest? What did you do?
If you can afford an attorney, one will not be appointed.
Work Opportunity In Usa For Law Students?
I'M Doing A Project On Careers. I Need To Know Are There Any Law Firms In The Usa That Are Providing Work Opportunitys? If There Are Any You Know Of, Just List Them And If There Is An Email Address It Would Be Very Helpful To. Thanks So Much :)
What kinds of work opportunities? For paralegals, legal secretaries, attorneys, clerks? Go to Monster.com or some other search engine and type in the position you're interested in learning about - it will list available opportunities by region, state, even city.
BTW - you have some spelling and grammar errors in your question (opportunities; it would be very helpful, too). If you are serious about getting a response from any reputable firm, have someone edit your e-mail for clarity and correctness.
Help! Is There Any Immigration Hotline Or Website Where They Give Out Free Legal Advice?
My Friend Is Going To Have Her Us Citizenship Interview Soon And She Would Like To Know What Will Be The Possible Questions That The Officer Would Ask Her. Is It Advisable To Consult A Lawyer? Is There Any Hotline Or Website I Could Go To To Ask For Legal Help? Pls Help Me!
Traffic Violation Attorneys For North East Pa?
I Can'T Seem To Find It, I Must Have &Quot;Traffic Violation&Quot; Being The Wrong Terminology ... What Are The Proper Terms To Search And Get Results I Need To These Type Of Legal Services?
Traffic violations do not use attorneys. You go and you are either guilty or not guilty. 90% of traffic violations are found guilty, and these days, most are even video taped so little chance that you can get off. About the only way that people get off are if they can prove that the cop was in an illegal spot when they saw you doing the offense or if they made some sort of clerical error when writing your ticket.
If you are talking about DUI that is called a CRIMINAL offense and you need a Criminal Attorney.