The situation: My brother has a car in his name, I'm pretty sure it does not have insurance, I'm not sure if the license plates or inspection is up to date.
As they've had money problems.
SO today, his step son who's at least 35 yr old. Probably has no driver license and of-course no car insurance of his own.
Anyhow, he was involved in a car accident, where he was killed and two other's air lifted to the nearest hospital,
My question, is can my brother be held responsable for the other drivers and their vehicals?
How much trouble is he going to be in?
if it matters, my brother and his wife were in the process of seperation. AND they've lost their home to forclouser. Have to be out of the home by Feb 4th.
Any idea's thanks
Not sure where to post this, sorry
Asked by Anonymous at 6:54 PM on Jan. 20, 2013 in General Parenting
Answer by virginiamama71 at 7:03 PM on Jan. 20, 2013
I am no expert but I am pretty sure that the other families can sue the one whose name the car is under. But you can't get water from a stone. If they have no assets then they may be able to garnish his wages if he is employed. I don't think they can touch retirement money. If they had a home not in foreclosure than they could put a lien on it so it it was unable to be sold until the suit was paid. So sorry for your loss.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 7:21 PM on Jan. 20, 2013
If the car is in his name. No insurance. He probably is liable. No completely sure though.
Answer by louise2 at 7:24 PM on Jan. 20, 2013
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 7:38 PM on Jan. 20, 2013
It is my understanding that anyone can sue anybody for almost any reason. Remember the lady who sued Mc D's for hot coffee? Doesn't mean they will win. And even if they do win, like others have said, you can't get water from a stone.
Answer by musicmaker at 8:39 PM on Jan. 20, 2013
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