Chattanooga, TN asked in Car Accidents and Employment Law for Tennessee

Q: Is my valeting car employer able to track me down to pay for damages?

I used to valet cars for work and I had a mishap that caused 6k in damages. I no longer work there but it states I am liable for half the cost of the damages, but it states it will be reduced from the paycheck. Are they able to track me down and make me pay when I no longer work there?

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Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If they sue you and get a judgment for money, then they may try to collect from you. Generally a Judgment is good for 10 years but might be extended in a few ways. As your present employer they can deduct from your salary in various ways. If sued, hire a TN attorney to defend you and possibly file a Notice of Exempt Property or BR.

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