Q: Hi, I am a 20 year old and cant afford a lawyer for a summons and don't have much money at all.
I was uninsured in a vehicle but needed to work in the pandemic, I live by myself and have been since my mom threw me out at the age of 18. I have been working low income jobs and have struggled to survive everyday. At one point I was homeless due to financial struggles. What should I do? I am broke, no assets, and still trying to build my future but with this my hopes of attempting to go to school might be crushed.
A: A Georgia attorney should advise here, but your question remains open for a week. Your situation is a difficult one, and is really needs a more meaningful response than a brief textbox answer. You could look into legal aid society/pro bono services. However, those organizations tend to handle matters involving evictions, immigration, family law, criminal, and things outside of motor vehicle accidents. Another option could be to see if you could arrange for a consult (which you admit is difficult, given your situation) in some form to determine what your response to the summons and complaint should be based on the damages, your financial situation, and other factors. Doing nothing would not be advisable, as that could ultimately result in a judgment. You could check with the State Bar of Georgia to see if they have resources that could provide guidance. Good luck
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