In an unusual case, a woman from Manhattan is suing her now 12-year-old nephew for breaking her wrist at his birthday party four years ago.
The plaintiff, Jennifer Connell, claims that her nephew, Sean Tarala, who was 8 years old at the time of the accident, broke her wrist in an over enthusiastic hug at his party. Connell claims that Tarala should have known better when he jumped into her arms four years ago.
Connell is suing the 12-year-old Tarala for $127,000.
Connell told the judge in the case that although she loves her nephew, Tarala, but said he should be held responsible for the injury.
She said she didn’t mention the injury at the party because she didn’t want to hurt his feelings.
Connell is now claiming that the injury caused by Tarala has had a negative impact on her life. She said that at a recent party it was difficult to hold her hors d’oeuvre plate.
The Tarala family have not commented on Connell’s lawsuit.
There is no doubt that children can be enthusiastic and sometimes what they regard as play can hurt other people – including relatives. In spite of good intentions, accidents can happen, especially when children are involved.
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