Attaching Assets

When filing a personal injury claim, the injured party aims to receive compensation from the negligent party for their damages. In some cases, however, the defendant will not have enough money to provide adequate compensation. In these cases, it is not uncommon for the plaintiff to request that certain assets, such as a car or home, be attached to the suit.

If you or someone you know has suffered injury because of another party's negligence or recklessness, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Contact the experienced Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874 to schedule a free case evaluation.

Understanding Assets

In cases where the defendant does not have the necessary funds to provide the plaintiff with adequate compensation, any valuable possessions the defendant owns may be attached to the claim. In most cases, these assets include a house or car; however, the plaintiff may not always receive the monetary worth of these assets. For example,

  • In cases where the defendant is still paying off his or her home, the bank must receive its part of the home before the plaintiff. Whatever is left over can go to the plaintiff.
  • Similarly, in situations where the defendant and his or her spouse are both owners of the house, it cannot be handed over to the plaintiff because only one spouse is responsible for the plaintiff's injury, and taking their home would punish both the defendant and the spouse.

If you are considering attaching assets, contact an attorney to discuss your legal options.

Contact Us

For more information about asset attachment and personal injury law, contact the Kenosha personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 today.