Car accident claims are a difficult and emotional journey for attorneys and their clients. We all know what’s at stake and what was lost. When these tragedies hit a single family, it can be even more emotionally devastating. It’s not very common, but there are car accidents that involve members of the very same family, and one of the victims has to file a personal injury lawsuit against an extended family member. The reason: Most insurance policies cover people in the same household but not necessarily the same FAMILY. So if a child lives outside a parent’s home and pays their own car insurance, they won’t be covered on the same policy. If that same child is hit head on by a parent who was drinking and driving, they would have to file the lawsuit against the parent that they didn’t live with.
As you can imagine, this is an incredibly sensitive and difficult situation for everyone involved, but just because someone is a parent doesn’t mean that they should be allowed to injure other family members due to negligence. We pursue these cases with additional compassion and care, but we also recognize that it’s just as important to win a lawsuit against a negligent family member as it is a non-family member. No one is above the law and no one should behave in a way that would injure their fellow human beings, even if, perhaps especially if those human beings are their family members.
If you have a family member who injured you in an auto accident, consider getting a free consultation from our legal office. We are here to answer all of your questions and discuss your case with you in-depth. We don’t leave any stone unturned or any part of the investigation left out so that you can pursue your best interests, even if it’s against a family member you love very much.
While most family members are going to be loving about the whole situation and WANT their beloved relative to get the compensation they deserve regardless of whether or not their insurance has to pay it, there are times when family relations can become very heated during this time and really become a mess. That’s where the intervention of a skilled and compassionate attorney becomes tremendously helpful. When you have an experienced attorney on your side, things change. They are able to help both sides make sense of the situation and the urgency of someone getting the compensation they need in the tragic aftermath of a car accident.
Once again, the majority of family members are going to cooperate with your legal team inasmuch as it doesn’t hurt their own case. If a family member was willfully negligent in the car accident, there’s a good chance they’ll cooperate with your claim and do their best to see to it that justice is done. In other cases, family members may not be as close or agree on the nature of the accident. This can pave the way for an emotional legal battle, especially if there was gross negligence at play (drunk driving) and the death of another family member.
Our lawyers are trained to help each client receive the help they need during their time of stress. We talk to you openly and honestly from day one and let you know what your chances of success are if you pursue a lawsuit against a family member that was responsible for a car accident. We are there to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We explain your case to you in the frankest, most compassionate terms possible and pursue justice aggressively, especially when a family member refuses to acknowledge that they caused damage to your life by way of negligence.
Call us today and let us show you what a difference it makes to have good lawyers on your side during a personal injury case involving another family member. Our consultation is 100% free and our services don’t cost you anything during the entirety of your case. It’s only when you receive your maximum compensation that we want to be paid for our hard work. Call or write today and get started on a journey to justice.