Legal Question in Personal Injury in Missouri

if the plaintiff was a minor when a major accident that left four of his siblings dead and couldn't sue the company who was responsible could he then sue when he becomes an adult?

Asked on 7/13/10, 6:28 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Robert Curran Curran Law Firm

It's not clear to me from your question whether or not the minor was involved in the crash and personally hurt, or whether the minor just wants to sue for the loss of the four siblings. Either way, the minor can sue now and does not have to wait, as long as they have an adult do it for them, in the minor's name.

On the question of whether or not the minor can sue for the loss of the four siblings, that depends on the circumstances and what relatives survived the four siblings. Even if the surviving minor was not personally involved in the crash, he or she might have a claim for the loss of the four siblings, depending on what other relatives survived.

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Rob Curran

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Springfield, MO 65807

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Answered on 7/14/10, 7:18 am

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