Saint Charles, MO asked in Collections, Personal Injury and Social Security for Missouri

Q: Can as disability or pension be garnished from a law suit against me

I'm being sued for an accident I need to know if they can garnish my ss disability or my pension can't afford a lawyer

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: If it's a car accident your insurance would handle it. If it's something else it's worth your paying a laywer if needbe for a consultation. Normally people don't get sued if they have no money--it's the insurance people are looking for.

To answer your question, if it got that far, then they can't garnish them but once they are sitting in the bank in most states they can. But you really, really aren't doing yourself a favor by risking this because you "can't afford a lawyer." Most lawyers will charge you no fee or a small fee for a first consultation on an issue like this.

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