There is an interesting case filed in New York where Joanne Cullen is suing the St. Charles Resurrection Cemetery after she suddenly sank into the grave of her parents when trying to fix a bow on a wreath.
Cullen fell forward and actually hit her head on the tombstone.
The cause for the accident was allegedly an underground void left by a burial crew in the plot adjacent to the plots of her parents.
The negligent infliction of emotional distress who seem obvious in actually sinking into the grave of one’s parents. The elements are (1) the defendant must act intentionally or recklessly; (2) the defendant’s conduct must be extreme and outrageous; and (3) the conduct must be the cause (4) of severe emotional distress.
Worse yet, Cullen was stuck in the grave calling for help to no avail in the December 19, 2016 incident.
She is now seeking $5 million in her lawsuit.