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Can I File a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of a Family Member?

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of a Family Member?

Sometimes a person can be so gravely injured that they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves or file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who harmed them. While serious injuries that incapacitate a victim don’t always lead to death, they do always lead to immense personal and financial costs for the injured person.

If someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, it may fall to you to take legal action and recover compensation for damages. The good news is that this is entirely possible with the help of any experienced personal injury lawyer.

Get started today. Call (660) 722-4115 to consult with a personal injury attorney in Sedalia.

Becoming the Injured Person’s Guardian

In order to speak for your loved one in court and take legal action on their behalf, you must become their legal guardian. This is not necessary if you are the custodial parent of an injured child or if you have already established power of attorney, as is often the case with spouses and adult children of senior citizens. However, if you are any other family member or caregiver and do not currently have any sway over your loved one’s legal, financial, or medical matters, pursuing guardianship is the first step.

Building Your Case

After establishing that you are your loved one’s guardian, you will need to collect all important records regarding your loved one’s injury, including:

  • Insurance information and statements
  • Police reports, if applicable
  • Video or pictorial evidence of the accident, if applicable
  • Hospital bills and medical expenses
  • Medical reports regarding the nature and extent of the accident-related injuries

Get in Touch with a Sedalia Personal Injury Attorney Today

At Kempton & Russell, we can help you make it happen. Our personal injury lawyers will work with you to petition the courts for guardianship and make sure you are given fair consideration during the process. We are also experienced in gathering information and investigating personal injury cases, and we will use our experience to your advantage. Let us advocate for you and your injured love one.

Don’t go in alone. Schedule your free consultation with us today.