Am I required to Disclose my Car Accident to the Bankruptcy Trustee?
Your injury claim is an asset of the bankruptcy estate. It is very important to keep both your personal injury and bankruptcy attorney informed to best protect your interests. In both a Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, if the claim arose prior to filing, you must disclose your injury claim on the bankruptcy petition. If your claim arose after your filed your bankruptcy petition, it must still be disclosed to the Chapter 13 trustee BUT NOT in a Chapter 7 case. If your injury occurs after you filed for bankruptcy, even the day after you file, it does not become part of the bankruptcy estate.