I am recently divorced. I have three children under the age of 8 years old. I was recently in a car accident on 10/17/23. I was found not at fault, yet their insurance company has still not paid for any damages. I immediately contacted my employer and requested a leave of absence. Although I had already used the 4-week allotment given, I was denied a leave of absence. My company’s policy only includes a 4-week leave of absence per year. I had used all of this during my divorce for multiple reasons. The company I work for then requested that I put in my resignation since I was unable to come to work.
The vehicle I was in the accident with was totaled and was the only vehicle I had. I tried to get another vehicle, but my credit was ruined because a vehicle I had co-signed on for someone else had gone into default. I did not have any extra money set aside, all of that was used up in my divorce. This left me unable to get another vehicle. I have still not received anything from the person at fault’s insurance company.
In the meantime, my bills were accumulating. I have started doing some transcription jobs from home. This allowed me to pay the majority of my bills. Unfortunately, I have gotten behind on my rent. I currently owe $4,000. It’s $2,000 a month, which I know is a lot of money. Colorado is a very expensive state for rent. I am hoping and pleading for anyone who can help to please help. I do not want to be evicted during Christmas. I will be fine on bills for the upcoming months. I just can’t catch up and my apartment complex requires rent to be paid in full. I can’t just pay for one month. I would be eternally grateful to anyone willing to help with this! Thank you for reading my story.