Sinn v. Burd
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
404 A.2d 672 (1979)
Joanne Sinn (plaintiff) lived with her husband and two minor daughters, Lisa and Deborah, in Elizabeth Township, Pennsylvania. On June 12, 1975, the girls were standing near the family’s roadside mailbox when Burd (defendant) struck Lisa with his car, throwing her through the air and fatally injuring her. Sinn witnessed the accident from the home’s front door. Sinn sued Burd to recover for damages Sinn suffered from the emotional distress of seeing her daughter die.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Nix, J.)
Dissent (Roberts, J.)
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