If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident that was the result of another person’s negligence, you may decide to file a lawsuit in order to collect the damages you incurred. Once you are awarded judgment in your favor, you can begin the collection process like other creditors. However, it is important to note that you have an additional tool in your arsenal that is not available to all Arizona creditors.
When a judgment is the result of damages from an automobile accident, a “notation” may be placed against a judgment debtor’s driver’s license if the judgment remains unpaid 60 days after the judgment is entered. The notation effectively results in the judgment debtor’s driver’s license being suspended. It will also prevent the judgment debtor from getting a new license until the debt to you has been paid.
The judgment creditor must request that the clerk of the Court to complete a form certifying the judgment has not been satisfied. The creditor must also obtain a certified copy of the judgment. The appropriate documents must be sent to the Motor Vehicle Department.
If you are interested in learning more, please contact the offices of Windtberg & Zdancewicz, PLC.
The attorneys at Windtberg & Zdancewicz, PLC, provide clients with experienced legal representation. We handle many types of business disputes on behalf of both creditors and debtors. Our attorneys handle cases from pre-litigation negotiations through litigation, obtaining and enforcing judgments to collect what our clients are owed. We are experienced in creditor’s rights including garnishments, charging orders, attachment, property execution, trustee’s sales, foreclosures, judgments, judgment collection, domestication of foreign judgments, and creditor’s issues in bankruptcy cases. If you need assistance, or are interested in learning more, please contact us at (480) 584-5660.