The perpetrator who stole from my recently deceased grandmother is on video stating how he will lie to a judge if he has to. My grandmothers bank statements show that he made dozens of wire transfers from her account into his personal account. I know my grandmother was unaware because she was incapacitated and unable to communicate. As an heir to my grandmothers estate can I legally collect double the damages (what he stole) and attorney fees from the perpetrator?
Assuming everything you state can be proved, I believe the short answer to your question is "yes." To have standing to bring such an action, you would first need to be appointed as an administrator/personal representative of your grandmother's estate.
These types of cases are not easily won. If you are serious about pursuing the claim, you should first collect all of the medical evidence you can, as well as the evidence of the transfers to the perpetrator. Bring this in and consult with a local probate litigation attorney, who will be able to point you in the right direction and help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your specific case.
Best of luck!
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