Suing a Loved One for an Injury

Yes, you can sue a loved one for an injury. However, that does not mean you should sue them if it was a freak accident, or if it was merely a minor injury. Suing a loved one can break family bonds, and truly ruin friendships, so it is important only to sue a loved one if needed. Having said that, when is it appropriate to sue?


When the injury was completely on purpose

There are times a family member, or loved one, injures their loved ones by a freak accident. Now, depending on the severity of the injury, you could absolutely still sue, but it is likely to ruin that bond. If they meant to seriously injure you, though, they likely don’t care about that bond anyways. Also, if they tried to kill you, this is another appropriate time to sue.

When they do nothing to solve the problem

Maybe the injury was still a complete accident, but they don’t seem to care at all that you have been left seriously injured, and they do not make an attempt to help. This is another very appropriate time to sue.

Going along with suing a loved one is just the same as suing any other person. The first, and most important step, is to find an attorney who is very experienced in personal injury cases. Depositions are taken in personal injury cases by a court reporting agency.