If a person gets sued and has no insurance or job, is their family responsible for the debt?

This example in particular. A man is walking down the street and is jumped by two other men. The people are found, and the victim sues. If the two people have no insurance and no jobs (but rent a home, but has a family who has a certain amount of money), how does the person attacked collect for damages? Can they go after the family?

Asked By: Bada Bada - 9/16/2009
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First, insurance has nothing to do with it. No insurance in the world will cover their client attacking somebody. Second, you can not go after the person's family. They are not responsible for the actions of that person.
Answered By: Michael C - 9/16/2009
Additional Answers (4)
I'd go after the people who attacked me. Do what the mob does, and break their legs!
Answered By: s666zombie - 9/16/2009
Not unless the two men were underage boys. It doesn't matter if they have no job or money. Eventually they will and will still have to pay the victim what they owe him. The court sometimes finds a way of handling this.
Answered By: Vanity - 9/16/2009
If the people are minors, their legal guardians are responsible. But in some states, like New York, legal guardians are financially responsible until a person is 21. So it depends on the state and age of the guys.
Answered By: Jessica - 9/16/2009
Insurance doesn't cover for a crime. And unless the two crooks were minors, you really can't go after the family.
Answered By: Johanne C - 9/16/2009
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