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The accident was 6 years ago and my husband was a minor when it happened. He is now being sued civilly? Can they do that if he was a minor when it happened and what should we do?
Asked on April 21, 2009 under Accident Law, Montana
N. K., Member, Iowa and Illinois Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
According to the Montana Code, a minor can be civilly liable for a wrongful action, although punitive damages are only allowed if the minor was capable of knowing that the act was wrongful at the time of the action.
You should probably seek a lawyer, especially if the accident resulted in serious injuries to the party that is suing your husband.
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