Legal Question in Personal Injury in Pennsylvania

I have a close relative who had her drivers license taken away due to mental health diagnosis but insists on driving-her husband along with the other family members can't seem to get through to her. My concern is that if she would have an accident and hurt someone, and a lawsuit would happen, would we or the rest of the family be liable at all?

Asked on 9/11/09, 4:14 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Richard Teitell Richard K. Teitell, Esquire, P.C.

If she doesn't have a driver's license she is not licensed to operate a vehicle. Anyone who allows her to operate or facilitates her operation of a vehicle may be liable if someone is injured or some property is damaged. Has anyone tried to take away the keys? Liability aside, if she's unsafe to drive you don't want someone else to be injured. Perhaps you can contact the local police & advise them & let them handle this.

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Answered on 9/16/09, 4:55 pm

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