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What will happen in court if I’ve been sued?

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I was having a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized for a month and didn't know my insurance had expired. Now the guy is suing me and my son, but my son wasn't even there. I live on Social Security. I have court on Monday.

Answered by Enjuris Editors:

If you were in a car accident after your insurance expired, you won’t be able to receive coverage for the accident even if your insurance was reinstated immediately after the accident. Assuming the accident was your fault, you’ll be responsible for paying damages.

I don’t know enough about your case to know the nature of the hearing on Monday. I would recommend using the Texas State Bar Referral Directory for low-income individuals to find an attorney who can help you. When you contact an attorney, be sure to explain that you have a hearing on Monday and make sure you have any paperwork you received from the plaintiff or the court handy.

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