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Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for a Relative?

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for a Relative?

Severe Injuries Create Massive Costs for Individuals and Families

Serious injuries tend to be very expensive, and the initial hospital bills and medical procedures are just the tip of the iceberg. If your loved one has sustained a severe, life-changing, or catastrophic injury, the costs of their medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, etc. can skyrocket, leaving you with hundreds of thousands of dollars in bills. When you get into ongoing costs and losses, the cost of a serious injury can be staggering.

In some cases, a person can be severely injured and become incapacitated. Though not deceased, they may be unable to make legal, medical, and financial decisions for themselves, placing the responsibility on a spouse, parent, or next of kin.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim for a Family Member

It is, indeed, possible to take legal action on your family member’s behalf. However, it’s not always quite as simple as taking the initiative to do so. It is easier for spouses, parents of minors, and others to whom Power of Attorney has already been given, but if you are not necessarily the injured person’s legal guardian, there are a few things you may need to do before your case has a chance:

  • Petition the court to become the injured person’s legal guardian
  • Collect essential records and statements detailing injury-related expenses and losses
  • Obtain hard copies of police reports regarding the accident, along with any visual evidence of the accident (if applicable)
  • Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney right away

Knowledgeable, Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Greenville Since 1975

At Christian & Christian, we believe you should never have to pay for someone else’s mistake.

Our personal injury attorneys at are ready to help you get going on your relative’s personal injury claim as quickly and efficiently as possible. We know there is no time to waste in getting justice for you and your loved one, especially if you are being forced to foot the bill for medical costs, lost wages, and other financial damages. We are prepared to help you pursue compensation that is fair, proportionate, and just for you and your family.

Schedule your free consultation with one of our Greenville personal injury attorneys today by calling (864) 408-8890.

Check Out Our Blog for More Helpful Tips on Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury law is a category of its own for a reason. It has its own rules, its own challenges, and its own effects on those who file personal injury claims. If you are taking legal action against the person who harmed your loved one, it may be a good idea to check out our blog and get some of your questions answered:


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