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  07/27/13, 7:07 pm
My 80 y/old dad had his drivers license suspended this week for medical reasons. We are gone to try to get it back, but it may fake 2-4 mionths. He says he will continue to drive, but less. We are in Louisiana, My question is, if he would have an accident with someone injured, how is the law about not being able to take the roof over ones head, if sued? He lives in a apartment, in 8-plex that him and I own. Thank you Ray
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Donald Hyatt Says:

Sep 06,2013 2:55 PM

If he is in an accident, is sued and held liable, his interest in the real estate would be subject to seizure to satisfy any judgment. It is not exempt under the relevant Louisiana statute, La. R.S. 13:3881. In this answer I am not considering the effect, if any, that a bankruptcy filing by your father before or after any such judgment would have on this answer. Also, he should not drive while it is suspended as that both subjects him to criminal liability and increases the chances of him being held liable due to the suspension for medical reasons. The foregoing is intended as legal information concerning the question asked, but is not intended as legal advice upon which the requesting party may rely in guiding their actions. Rather, the requesting party should consult an attorney for a personal consultation and advice for a full consideration of their situation and rendition of legal advice. Additionally, by providing this general information I am not accepting any representation of the requesting party and I am specifically declining to form an attorney-client relationship with the requesting party unless agreed to later after further consultation and agreement.

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