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Is compensation for an injury considered an asset that can be taken in a judgment against the person who received it?

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2005-06-29 00:07:20

It depends, some states have laws that protect funds garnered

from a personal injury award from attachment/seizure by creditors.

If the judgment concerns a lawsuit that involves damage to personal

property or personal injury the funds are generally not exempt from

seizure by the winning party, but are viewed as private

assets/income. However, there may be contributing factors, one

would be if the original award pertained to a permanent

disability.


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