The simple answer to this question is no. In Chapter 7 bankruptcy, secured debts can be "reaffirmed", meaning a debtor will be allowed to continue paying on those accounts after bankruptcy. However, there are some requirements that must be met for a bankruptcy judge to allow the retention of certain assets. Let us explain.
In years past, a distracted driver might have been changing a radio station or munching on a burger from a fast food restaurant. Now, distracted driving often involves something much more dangerous -- smart phones.
A 23-year-old Barnesville man who is already facing charges involving an overdose death has been arrested and charged with multiple additional drug charges.
It is not uncommon at all to have to miss work for a few days, or even for an extended period of time, after an auto accident. If the accident was just minor, we may take a day or two off to allow our bodies to heal from any soreness or bruising. If the accident was major, we may require surgery, other treatments, or rehabilitation that can takes month to complete. All of these result in lost wages. So how can those be recouped?
Heroin use has become such an epidemic in our country that states have adopted laws that specifically address and set out sentences for its use, possession and distribution. Pennsylvania is no exception.