I sold my car, and the buyer didn't sign the sales receipt, transfer the title, register the car, nor get insurance coverage. Three months later a "friend" of the buyer crashed & totalled it, AND the Consumer's power pole she hit needed to be replaced.
Since I was still "legally" the owner, I've been sued for $11,000+ for the power pole. Extenuating circumstances at the time prevented me from addressing the lawsuit and now have a lien on my home and my wages currently garnished.
The signed title is now missing. But the person who bought the car has stated under oath at an unrelated trial that she DID purchase the car and drove it, as well as others, for months, with complete disregard to the facts of having no insurance coverage, outdated registration, illegal license plate, and legal ownership belonging to ME.
I have printed copies of texts between myself and her, where I pleaded and demanded she get the title transferred, and her admitting she bought the car and was knowingly driving it illegally. And then 3 months later, her telling me the car had been "stolen" by the girl who crashed it, and that she called the police to report it stolen, when in fact she did NOT call & report it, she GAVE the keys to the girl who crashed it. In the lawsuit it was written that I voluntarily gave the keys to the girl, whom I do NOT know and in fact have never MET the girl.
What recourse do I have? Do I need legal representation? What type of lawyer would I need? Is it possible to do this thru free legal assistance? I'd like to see the girl who bought the car be held ultimately responsible for everything because of her stupidity. But irregardless, I just need this judgement reversed, off my record, and reimbursed for the wages already garnished.