I received a letter from a lawyer the other day stating that I and my husband are being sued for my over due medical bills. I received this same letter probably a year ago when I had a civil lawyer that was dealing with my accident case. He told me then not to worry about it, he had taken care of it. Then I get this letter saying we have 10 days to respond and that we had better get an attorney and they were going to take our house and all assets in order to make good on this bill. I was injured in a crime. I was standing in my driveway and hit by a truck. The man who hit me is now serving 3 to 7 years in a state facility. There was an order of restitution made for $200,000 the cost of my medical bills to date. He will never pay me. He has no job and no hopes of ever getting one. He is 78 and of ill health and the District Attorney does not think he will survive prison. How can they come after me for these bills? Shouldn't they go after him? He committed the crime and they ordered him to pay restitution in criminal court. My husband and I would have no hopes of ever paying off these bills. I am disabled due to the accident and my husband is the only one employed and makes about $275 a week after taxes and it is him and I and our 3 kids. We can't even afford to make payments. We can't cut anything out when we have nothing to cut out. We have no TV, only local phone, dial-up Internet, no car payments, our mobile home is paid for, but we have to pay the lot rent, we have no credit cards and we already get as much help as we can from the local agencies. We are tapped out. I got a very small settlement from this accident almost a year ago. I received a little less than $11,000. I used that money to pay off our mobile home and a lot of the other bills we hadn't been able to pay. The thought of losing our house when I paid it off so that no matter what happened my kids wold have a roof over their heads really p***es me off when I was the victim. My husband is also very concerned that they may tap into his wages. How would we survive then?Sorry so long. Thanks for listening. Any advice, or if anyone else has been through this I would appreciate the help. Thanks again. Jenn
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