What is a paent’s liability if their child has an accident while under the influence?

It’s recently come to light through pictures that when my 18 year old is with her friends there is definite alcohol consumption and possibly marijuana use. Although we certainly intend on having an in depth discussion with her about this, it has me thinking about the legal ramifications should she first be caught and charged with DUI and secondly if she were to get into an accident causing injury, disability and/or death. Is it prudent, albeit costly, to have her on her own insurance? In essence, I don’t want our life savings drained should my daughter ever be involved in the scenario previously mentioned. Is there any way to protect our assets?

Asked on September 21, 2013 under Accident Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

 Hello. I am sorry to learn that you are facing such serious difficulties with your child. I hope your daughter receives the help she needs at this time. The answer to your question would lie in your state law. Yes, generally, there are certain ways to insulate assets. Do confer with an attorney licensed in your state. Know that generally: Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will speak initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in a limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.

 

TRICIA DWYER, ESQ.

 

Tricia Dwyer, Esq & Associates PLLC

 

Phone: 612-296-9666

 

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Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

 Hello. I am sorry to learn that you are facing such serious difficulties with your child. I hope your daughter receives the help she needs at this time. The answer to your question would lie in your state law. Yes, generally, there are certain ways to insulate assets. Do confer with an attorney licensed in your state. Know that generally: Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will speak initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in a limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.

 

TRICIA DWYER, ESQ.

 

Tricia Dwyer, Esq & Associates PLLC

 

Phone: 612-296-9666

 

365 Days of the Year until 8 p.m. daily

 

dwyer.tricia@gmail.com

 

http://dwyerlawfirm.net

Minnesota Law Firm

JUVENIILE - ADULT CRIMINAL LAW: MINNESOTA

CRIMINAL DEFENSE: MINNESOTA

TRAFFIC LAW: MINNESOTA

INSURANCE LAW: MINNESOTA

ESTATE PLANNING LAW: MINNESOTA


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