Lacey, WA asked in Car Accidents, Elder Law and Wrongful Death for Washington

Q: If a person is on aricept and they get into a car accident - what are the concerns with lawsuits?

Not sure if there is a dementia diagnosis or not - insurance will cover but can the other party sue the driver/family and take everything? What is the history of lawsuits in this regard? Reviewing NC DMV website - MD has not reported to DMV any concerns about this person.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: The driver and his doctor may have exposure if the person is a danger. If they are, the family have a moral duty to reign them in.

As far as assets, it depends on the state, if there's a spouse, etc. Can the person be sued?Any person can. Best protection is get a large policy. the Attorney is interested in collecting from a policy, they aren't interested in going after people for their home.

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