Rockville, MD asked in Personal Injury for Maryland

Q: If my brother was hurt in an accident can I sue on his behalf?

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Ronald V. Miller Jr.

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  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Probably not. The only exception I can think of would be if a court finds him unable to handle his own affairs.

If you are asking if you can serve as your brother's lawyer, the answer to that question would also be no... unless you happen to be a lawyer licensed in that jurisdiction.

Andrew M. Rodabaugh

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  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: It is important to know whether your brother does not wish to bring a suit on his own behalf, or if he is physically unable to because of an incapacity. More information would be needed.

Paul D'Amore

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  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: You could only sue on your brother's behalf if you have been appointed as his legal guardian. If he is incapacitated from the injuries he sustained, you can be appointed his guardian. However, this requires a legal process that would be best handled by an experienced attorney.

Peter N. Munsing

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  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Why not get your brother a consult with a member of the Md. Assn for Justice--they give free consults. You however are not making the claim your brother is. Boundaries?

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