A grandfather is suing his grandson for the wrongful death of his grandmother after he accidentally crashed into her while attempting to help her put her minivan in gear in a parking lot. This case raises some interesting legal questions, given that the grandson was just 13 and not a licensed driver.
People often have an initially poor reaction upon hearing about lawsuits against relatives and other loved ones. There is a sense that “accidents happen,” and unless there was an actual intent to cause harm, families should refrain from taking grievances to court.
But our Greenville accident lawyers want to make sure people understand that in the vast majority of these cases, claimants are not trying to collect money from the individual who is the named defendant in the lawsuit. Instead, they are trying to collect insurance money for the losses incurred, which may include medical bills, lost wages, and more. It is not about punishing the defendant. It’s about helping the victim recover.