Q: If I get a form SR-88 signed by my county clerk to dismiss a subrogation case after 10 years, can they still persue me?
Hello, when I was 16 years old I had a car accident with my brothers car, I didn't know he didn't have insurance at the time. Later on when I turned 18 years old, I got served with paper work saying there was a subrogation case against me for the accident. I was pregnant at the time and living in my own, the other party was very aggressive and told me if I didn't agree and sign to the agreement I would go to jail and have my baby there. With no help from my parents or representation I gave in and signed. It was settled for the amount of $10,000. After a while I stopped paying my monthly payment since I was working by myself to support me, my daughter and her dad since he had kidney failure and couldn't work. I try to resume payment but I could not keep up. Since no payments were made they suspended my license indefinitely and now that it has been 10 years since the original case I can apply for a form SR-88 to get the case dismissed by the county clerk. If the case gets dismissed with
An SR-88 is usually used to renew a judgment.
If you have 10 years of non-payment, I would not do anything.
The statute of limitations on an existing Judgment in Texas is 10 years. Unless the Judgment creditor has re-filed, or renewed, the judgment becomes dormant, and usually, unenforceable.
I hope this helps.
1 user found this answer helpful
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.