On Friday, my 72 yr old grandfather was asked by a local woman to help with her farm. He did so, but in the course of helping her get a hay trailer. They went to her field to retrieve a empty hay trailer, after attaching it to her tractor, she told my grandfather to ride on the hay trailer. While riding back to his residence, she slammed on the brakes causing my grandfather to fall to the on the road, she then started going again running over him with the hay trailer. Now he is in ICU with 4 broken ribs and 2 spinal fractures. My grandmother, wants to know what she can do?
It sounds like your grandfather has serious injuries, and it seems like it is the local woman's fault. As such, yes - it appears that your grandparents have a legitimate lawsuit. Your grandfather should be compensated for his pain and suffering, as well as have his medical bill paid. Do not delay. Do not speak with anyone. Seek counsel ASAP. Good luck.
You should immediately consult with a personal injury lawyer to make sure an investigation is immediately started and evidence is retained. There are a number of potential issues (landmines) here so the sooner you start the process the better. Many lawyers, like myself, offer free consultations.
Sounds like your grandfather has a case given the history of events as you describe them. To really analyze this case you should speak with a reputable personal injury lawyer in your area to discuss the situation in much more detail. A good attorney will review the incidents step by step and the medicals to really verify if it is worth perusing a case.
Sorry to hear about your grandfather's injuries. You need to have your grandfather consult with a personal injury attorney to assist you in pursuing a claim against her. Personal injury attorneys typically handle cases on a contingency fee basis and give free consultations. Use the Find a Lawyer tab on Avvo to find one in your area. Best of luck to you...
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