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Can I sue on behalf of a family member?

If a family member can’t represent themselves, you may be able to help. But before we can
work together to get the justice you all deserve, it’s important to answer the following questions:

What is required to file on someone’s behalf?

  • Mental or Physical Impairment
  • Your family member cannot make decisions for themselves
  • Wrongful Death
  • Your family member has died in an accident
  • Class Action Suit
  • Your family member experienced injustice as part of a larger group
  • Being a Minor
  • Your family member is under the age of 18

How long do I have to file a claim?

Most wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within one to three years. Although there are certain exemptions due to age and mental capacity, any claim should be filed as quickly as possible.

How would a personal injury attorney help?

Working with an expert can help you explore all your options, including the best way for you to get a fair settlement. At JVM, here’s how we support you:

  • No out-of-pocket fees or costs
  • Representation centered around your needs
  • Dedication to the maximum compensation
  • Proven trial advocacy

We’ll take it from here.

We know your situation is unique and that all your questions probably weren’t answered here.That’s where we can help: get in touch with us for a consultation at no cost to you. With over140 years of combined legal experience, we know how to fight for the justice you deserve. Let’s Get to Work

Catastrophic Injuries

What Makes an Injury Catastrophic?

After a particularly violent accident – whether it be a car accident, motorcycle accident, medical malpractice incident, and so on – a person may be said to have suffered catastrophic injuries. For many people, the thought of being injured seriously in any way can seem catastrophic. Why, then, is this distinction sometimes made? By medical and legal definitions, a catastrophic injury is an injury that immediately causes significant harm to

Behind the Scenes


One of our founding partners, Attorney Roger Johnson has been granted membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers. The American College of Trial Lawyers is one of the most prestigious and elite associations in the national legal community. It spans the United States and Canada, admitting only litigators of the highest rate who have proven themselves in the courtroom, who represent the trial bar at the highest level, and

Car Accidents

Should You Move Your Vehicle After A Car Wreck?

After being involved in a car wreck, one of your first thoughts may be whether you should move your vehicle off the roadway. The answer depends on the severity of the wreck, whether there are injuries, and whether the vehicle can be moved safely. For minor wrecks involving minor property damage with no injury, you should move your vehicle off the roadway to a safe place, such as a nearby

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