Fort Mill, SC asked in Personal Injury for South Carolina

Q: If 63-year-old woman was hit by a bike by a 8-year-old boy in her neighborhood, can she sue the boy? What compensation?

The 63-year-old lady was chatting in the street while the 8-year-old boy was riding in the neighborhood. Suddenly, the bike hit the lady's hip, ankle, and fingers. The boy was playing with his sister and wasn't looking forward while riding his bike. He's not purposeful. The lady was suffering from huge physical and mental pain because of the soft tissue injuries. Can the lady sue the boy for negligence in SC? The boy is only 8-year-old. Will the boy's parents be liable due to insufficient guidance? What compensation will the lady get? Will the boy's parents pay for everything including the lady's attorney? Thank you!

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1 Lawyer Answer
Roy Willey
Roy Willey
  • Charleston, SC
  • Licensed in South Carolina

A: Yes, the lady can sue for negligence. Depending on the particular facts the boys parents and/or their insurance may be liable. She should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who will gather all of the facts, conduct an investigation and determine her best path forward.

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