My nephew is the victim of a homocide. The man who committed the murder was caught & indicted on first degree murder. The mans girlfriend was present as he beat my nephew repeatedly in the head and watched it all. Jerry was left outside for 14 hours before he was found. By then he'd suffered fatal brain injuries and I had to have him taken off life support. The district attorney said he won't prosecute the girl on anything. She drove the perp from the scene, took him to somone elses house to visit someone, then drove him home & she went home. She lied to the police the first time questioned about being at Jerry's house, etc. Do I have at least grounds to file a civil suit against her for medical bills, etc.. Jerry was air lifted to a trauma unit 50 miles from his home.
cherryville, North Carolina
I have talked to the district attorney who is representing my nephew (I'm his only next of kin) in this case. At this point I'm trying to get answers as to whether I can file at least a civil suit against this woman for not calling for help, etc., and hold her responsible for at least payment towards his medical bills, etc.
You can file a civil lawsuit against her. She is responsible for the injuries and she was negligent in taking the perp from the scene. You should find an attorney who handles civil litigation for this. Start with the North Carolina trial lawyers association. You should also include a lawsuit against the perp.Good luck.
Former Insurance adjuster, personal injury attorney, author of California Personal Injury Blog
Thanks so much for your help. I now know that I can & will file a suit against her. You have given me peace of mind that there's something that can be done since the district attorney doesn't seem interested in holding her responsible in any way. It makes me wonder WHY.
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