Today, I had a potential client come into my Bell Gardens office location wondering whether a Wrongful Death Lawsuit (judgment) can be discharged by filing for bankruptcy.
As I am always seeking new topics to blog about, I thought this one would be a great topic – even if not alot of people are in this situation.
Can a wrongful death lawsuit (judgment) be discharged in bankruptcy?
It depends (typical lawyer answer, I know) some wrongful death lawsuits can be discharged by filing bankruptcy and receiving a discharge. The federal bankruptcy laws permit the discharge of negligence damages, and a person could be released from having to pay a judgment for accidentally causing a death. Yet, some bankruptcy courts may make damages resulting from “recklessness” or gross negligence non-dischargeable. Legal debts caused by drunk driving can’t be discharged in bankruptcy.
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