Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A. Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A.

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers

Staples, Ellis + Associates, P.A.
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Next steps after winning a claim

If you have been involved in a personal injury claim and were successful, you are likely to receive some form of financial compensation for the damages that you endured. These are going to be calculated based on the amount of physical and mental suffering you went through, as well as the medical costs that you had to pay out-of-pocket.

However, the money that the court decided should be granted to you may not be so easy to attain. The party that owes you money for damages may refuse to pay, or because of their own debts, might claim that they cannot afford to pay.

In this situation, make sure to take the necessary steps systematically. It's important to bear in mind that stable businesses usually follow court orders, because it is not in their interests to refuse. However, you may run into trouble if you are making a claim from an insolvent company.

If you have not received any money from the debtor as more time passes, you may want to consider what your legal options are. It is standard procedure to go through a post-judgement interrogation, where a lawyer can look more into where the debtors income originates and how the claim can be retrieved.

In most cases, post-judgement interrogation can prove successful when working to uncover income and putting legal pressure on the debtor. Exceptions to this are when a business has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. It is important to carry out significant research and consider the best route forward for your situation.

Source: FindLaw, "Final Stage PI," accessed Oct. 18, 2017

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