Wheelchair-bound student sues 'con-man' lawyer

Teenager Pattarada "Nong Beam" Kaewpong, allegedly cheated of almost 5 million baht by a lawyer, is taken to a meeting with legal experts of the Thai Bar on July 3. She and her mother on Thursday filed a lawsuit in the Civil Court demanding 3.4 million baht from the lawyer. (File photo)

A teenage girl disabled in a 2005 road accident filed a lawsuit on Thursday demanding 3.4 million baht from a lawyer who allegedly cheated her and her family out of compensation payments from the crash, which also claimed the life of her father.

Pornthip Chantharat, 44,  on Thursday took her wheelchair-bound daughter Pattarada “Nong Beam’’ Kaewpong, 14, to the Civil Court to file the suit against lawyer Pisit Sammalert and his wife Pornpawee Chukaew. 

Ms Pornthip and her daughter were accompanied by lawyer Watchathip Saengmanee of the Legal Aid office of the Thai Bar.

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