After a serious accident or losing someone that you rely upon economically, the financial hardships can be overwhelming. In even the best-case scenarios, justice is never immediate. I’ve seen people suffer incredible economic losses while they wait for justice, including losing their homes.
Some people file for bankruptcy. What most victims and even personal injury lawyers in Maryland do not fully understand sometimes, your personal injury claim becomes the property of the bankruptcy estate, when an injury victim files for bankruptcy protection whether the claim is listed in the bankruptcy or not. In my experience, the personal injury victim generally gets the claim back after the bankruptcy. But as the victim’s lawyer you represent the victim, then the trustee, and then back to the victim again. The complete thing is just an utter mess.