Have Legal Questions? Ask a Lawyer Now.
Hello, and welcome to JustAnswer! I am preparing your response. Please remain online for a few moments, so you can get your answer right away.
With regard to the lady who is waiting for a settlement to come through, you can requeste a lien on the settlement proceeds to protect your interests. However, if she was hurt at work, her matter will fall under the workers' compensation umbrella. WC cases are different than other injjury cases, and your former tenant may exhaust her benefits before any lump sum payment is available. Therefore, you will want to try to get a lien on the paments she is receiving (roughly 2/3 of her salary - no taxes attached) so that you can ensure you get paid. There may be some limitatons on this, so have an attorney draft the lien agreement.\
You will be able to find an attorney to do this through your county's Bar Association, and it will not be expensive.
With regard to the other judgments, selling them might be your best shot as seeing any money. You will get far less than the judgment amount, but you will have closure. There are specific judgment buyers that you will be able to find by doing a Google Search. They may or may not be interested in your judgments, given the circumstances.
One other potential option, would be to sue the rehab facility for misrepresentation, if they misrepresented the quality of the renters they were sending you. This would be particularly useful, if the rehab facility had a duty of finding placement and assisting in the transition from facility to normal living. Their misrepresentations about the persons they were assisting, could make them liable to youl for the judgments on record.
Best of luck!
If you need more information, just let me know and I will be happy to continue to assist you.
If I have answered your question, please remember to click “ACCEPT.”
Clicking the green “ACCEPT” button will not cause you to incur any additional expense, and it is the only way that an expert gets paid for providing assistance, even if you have made a deposit or have a monthly subscription.
I leave Positive feedback for all accepted answers.
Positive feedback helps customers get quick responses to future questions.
If you would like to request my assistance for future questions, please begin the question with "FOR ATTORNEY 1".
This communication contains general information, only, and does not constitute the provision of legal advice. Information provided herein is not intended to replace a detailed legal consultation, and does not create an attorney/client relationship.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).