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Unlawful death

Discussion in 'Accidents, Injuries, Negligence' started by Sandra bezio, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Sandra bezio

    Sandra bezio Law Topic Starter Guest

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    Nephew hit and killed by vehicle and driver cleared and it is clear the driver went off the road hitting my nephew clear negligence on the driver but not responsible because of his friendships and title of police chief I need help
     
  2. KatDini

    KatDini Well-Known Member

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    Did you have custody of the nephew? If so, then you'll need an attorney. If not, then there's nothing you can do.
     
  3. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    How long ago did this happen?

    If criminal charges are not pursued by the state, the family might have a civil case to pursue. As noted above, as your nephew, you are not the right family member to initiate anything.
     
  4. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Might be more likely that no crime was committed for which he could be prosecuted.

    Then a wrongful death lawsuit is the next step.

    Why? Are you the parent? If not, then it's the parent that should be consulting a personal injury attorney.
     
  5. ElleMD

    ElleMD Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry to hear about your nephew. Not all vehicular deaths are deemed the result of criminal negligence. Accidents happen. There may be a civil claim against the driver.
     
  6. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Help is available for the mother, father, or the spouse of the person who died.
    Help is also available to certain next of kin, maybe your status as aunt makes you one.
    You start by talking to a couple lawyers in your county.
    You won't get help, real help, on the internet.
    Help could be available in person.
     

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