Can a 17 year old have a lawsuit filed against them?
My Friend was in a car accident when he was 17 and the lady that was also involved has a lawsuit against him or so his insurance says is this possible and if so how can he have this taken care of quickly?
i also forgot to add that its been two years since the accident and he is afriad that this being legal action agianst him will stop him being able to join the military
and the insurence has already paid what the damages were she is trying to suit him for extra money
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The insurance should cover the cost of the damages. That's what you pay for insurance for.
- jwthoughtsLv 71 decade ago
You cannot hurry lawsuits. Our judicial system runs at it's own speed.
If someone sues you for an accident, they are - in effect - suing his insurance company. They argue it and it is usually settled out of court...unless the other party is VERY injured and the insurance coverage does not cover the damages, in this case...they will go after him and ultimately his parents.
Calli is a little off. It would be a civil suit, so you would not be "tried as an adult" that is absurd.
normobri...what would possibly make you think that the parents are not responsible for a 17 year old in most cases. They most certainly are in almost all states (I think it is still 47)
ADDED: The insurance company should still fight it, and is likely to win after 2 years. Any reason for suing, (such as whiplash) would have happened in less than 2 years. And it should not effect military.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Yes. A person of any age age can be sued. If the parents are not liable (as they usually aren't with a child of 17), then any judgment rendered against them will be in force for ten years. In other words, the other driver can get wage garnishments, seize property, etc until he is 27.
- 1 decade ago
He most certainly can,and he could be up for considerable damages if he is not indemnified by his insurer.The matter must wait for it's turn in court and this may take some time.
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- 1 decade ago
yea depending on what happened he could be tried as an adult o.O