What can I do if I’m being sued for property damage?

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What can I do if I’m being sued for property damage?

About 2 years ago, I was exiting the highway and a car who had a stop sign failed to stop and hit me on the side. The cops were called but somehow no police report was filed. I had insurance but it wasn’t to my name so it did not

covered anything. I got a lawyer but a year later said he was going to dismiss my case because after lawyer fees I wasn’t going to get anything. I am being sued now for property damage and I can’t seem to find a lawyer to represent me.

Asked on March 18, 2016 under Accident Law, Texas

Answers:

B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The first thing that you need to do is enter a general answer.  It doesn't have to be anything complicated... just  basic document that says 'I hereby enter my general denial and desire to be notified of any hearing.'  This will keep the person who is suing you from obtaining a default judgment against you.  There are several basic online forms available to use for entering a general answer or general denial.
From there, you do need to find an attorney.   If you are limiting your searches to the basic ad's, then you may be limiting yourself to ambulance chases... which may explain why your results have been limited.  The Texas Bar Association is a good resource for finding attorneys that practice in certain areas.  They have a regular referral service. You just need to go to their website and look at the section for consumers.  You should also call your local bar association.  Many will offer similar services.  Some also offer free legal clinics where you can actually meet with attorneys and potentially get one to represent you. 
 


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