Panorama City, CA asked in Personal Injury for California

Q: Can a personal injury judgment be renewed every 10 years, or can it only be renewed once

I’m talking about in the state of California

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William John Light
William John Light
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You can renew every 10 years, not just once.

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: In California, a personal injury judgment can be renewed every 10 years until it is paid in full. The judgment creditor must file an application for renewal of judgment with the court within the 10-year period before the judgment expires. If the application is timely filed, the judgment can be renewed for an additional 10-year period. This process can be repeated as many times as necessary until the judgment is paid in full. However, it's worth noting that there may be certain limitations and requirements to renew a judgment, so it's best to consult with an attorney for specific guidance.

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