When Jennifer Connell showed up to her nephew’s 8-year-old’s birthday party, she had no idea she was about to sustain a life-altering injury that, for the past five years, has made her day-to-day life “very difficult.”
Her nephew, Sean, was so overjoyed at seeing his Aunt Jennifer that he screamed “Auntie Jen I love you!” before jumping into her arms. Jennifer was not ready for the boy and the pair went tumbling to the ground.
She alleges that, from the fall, she broke her wrist but did not want to tell the young boy about it at the time because she didn’t want to ruin his special birthday.
Her wrist injury makes it a struggle to climb her three-story Manhattan apartment, and her social life is being adversely affected: “I was at a party recently, and it was difficult to hold my hors d’oeuvre plate,” she claimed.
Due to the pain and suffering, Jennifer has decided to take her now 12-year-old nephew to court and is suing him for $127,000 in damages. Sean and his father simply seemed confused at the initial hearing, possibly because Sean is still in the grieving process of losing his mother.
Jennifer’s lawyer claims that, “a reasonable 8-year-old under those circumstances would know … that a forceful greeting such as the one delivered by the defendant to the plaintiff could cause the harms and losses suffered,” reports WTVR.
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