Children are involved in a wide variety of accidents involving injuries. Under many circumstances, the injured child may have a right to recovery. However, individuals under the age of eighteen (18) do not have legal capacity to bring a law suit in their own name. For this reason, there is a significant responsibility of any parent or legal guardian to protect the interests of someone who cannot exercise their legal rights on their own behalf.
A case is brought against the potential defendants in the name of the parent or legal guardian on behalf of the child. If at any time in the course of the case there is an offer towards resolution that meets the satisfaction of the parent, the proposed resolution must be approved by the court. The proceeds are placed into a FDIC insured savings account pursuant to court order until the child turns eighteen.
There are as many categories of actionable occurrences involving children and/or minors as there are for adults, such as premises related accidents, occurrences involving lack of proper supervision, accidents involving pedestrians/bicycles and motor vehicles, trip and fall and/or slip and fall accidents, product liability matters, and medical malpractice cases.
If your child has been injured, and you believe that the injuries arose in part from the negligence of another, please take the time to consult with an attorney.
Our firm has successfully represented the interests of many children. We have obtained a great deal of satisfaction in representing children, as we know that the recovery obtained may provide the basis for a positive contribution to the child’s future education or otherwise.
THE ABOVE PASSAGE IS NOT INTENDED TO ACT AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR LEGAL ADVISE, BUT RATHER TO PROVIDE SOME BACKGROUND OF THE COMMON ISSUES OF THIS CATEGORY OF A CLAIM. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE EITHER BY PHONE OR E‑MAIL TO OBTAIN THE LEGAL ADVICE THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO. THERE IS NO FEE FOR A CONSULTATION AND OUR OFFICE ONLY OBTAINS A LEGAL FEE CONTINGENT UPON RECOVERY.