Will I be suspended and can I file for bankruptcy if I was at fault for an accident and I have to pay for damages? 11 Answers as of August 09, 2017

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Ronald K. Nims LLC | Ronald K. Nims
Bankruptcy will eliminate your liability for any damage caused by the accident. You'll be able to get your license back by paying the fine and reinstatement fee.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 8/9/2017
OlsenDaines | Rex Daines
Yes, If you otherwise qualify for chapter 7 and there was no alcohol involved, you can eliminate this debt in a chapter 7 and keep your license from being suspended.
Answer Applies to: Oregon
Replied: 8/8/2017
Stephens Gourley & Bywater | David A. Stephens
You can file bankruptcy to protect you from the debt. However, it is likely your license will be suspended until the debt is discharged.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 8/8/2017
Danville Law Group | Scott Jordan
The real question is whether the debt for the personal injuries are dischargeable. The test is whether the injury caused was "willful and malicious", meaning intentional. If the accident was negligent, the debt owed is very likely dischargeable.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/8/2017
A Fresh Start
A Fresh Start | Dorothy G Bunce
I have handled a number of bankruptcy cases in which an at fault driver files bankruptcy to be able to keep driving privileges and eliminate debt for an uninsured motor vehicle accident. Contact a local bankruptcy attorney for representation. This kind of case can come with unexpected complications, and you probably need fast results.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 8/8/2017
    GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C.
    GARCIA & GONZALES, P.C. | Richard N. Gonzales
    Yes and yes.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 8/8/2017
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney
    Janet A. Lawson Bankruptcy Attorney | Janet Lawson
    Yes, the DMV can suspend your license. Yes, see a lawyer about bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/8/2017
    Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C.
    Law Office of J. Thomas Black, P.C. | J. Thomas Black
    If you qualify, you can file for bankruptcy and the uninsured damages from the accident are typically a dischargeable debt. Yes, it can keep you from losing your driving privileges by filing for bankruptcy.
    Answer Applies to: Texas
    Replied: 8/8/2017
    Law Office of Kimberly Fives | Kimberly Fives
    I presume you mean by suspended you're concerned that your drivers license will be suspended if you file bankruptcy. If that is your concern bankruptcy will not affect your driving privileges. other things like too many points on your driving record may cause you to get a suspension but bankruptcy will not. As for any damages that may be awarded to the other party due to the accident they may not be dischargeable in bankruptcy. You should definitely consult with a bankruptcy attorney before doing anything.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 8/8/2017
    Fluhr & Moore, LLC | Steven S. Fluhr
    Bankruptcy will actually restore your driving privileges under the circumstances you describe.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 8/8/2017
    Richard B. Jacobson & Associates, LLC | Richard B. Jacobson
    You might very well have your license suspended under the safety responsibility law. However a bankruptcy would probably prevent that. Find an experienced bankruptcy lawyer in your locality: it's almost always worth the investment.
    Answer Applies to: Wisconsin
    Replied: 8/8/2017
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