Q: Feb. 25, 2013 I was operating my father-in-law's vehicle and was in an accident. I was unaware until after the accident
that he didn't have insurance on the vehicle. I was served with papers in August of 2017; I wrote out a statement and filed with the court stating that I wasn't aware of the vehicle being uninsured.After that I didn't receive any further communication in regard to this matter. In Sept. 2020 I got a letter from Ky Trans. saying my license had been revoked due to a civil judgement, and advised me to mail them my license and registration. Approximately 2-3 weeks later 2 Kentucky State Troopers showed up at my house to confiscate my license; even they said they had never heard of or done before. My question is on the legality of the whole situation such as: (1) I answered thier papers and never received further communication (2) It was 4 years after accident when filed in court (3) 3 years after said judgement before revocation of license. What recourse do I have?
A: You need to hire a lawyer to investigate this. If you filed an answer with the court, there should not be a civil judgment against you. You may be able to go back in and have that judgment set aside depending on what actually happened. Bankruptcy could be another option for you.
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