If your child suffered an injury from somebody else’s recklessness, it’s only natural for you to want to file a personal injury suit on their behalf. The positive news is that many of these cases will help bring justice to your child’s accident as well as cover costs like medical care and more. However, there are some things that you need to know regarding these cases, as they are unique in their own ways.
Children Cannot File a Lawsuit
The first thing you need to know is that children cannot file their own lawsuit, which means that you should have an experienced attorney handling your case, as they understand the ins and outs of these laws. In many states, a parent will need approval from the court before they go forth with a case for their child. In other cases, you may just be able to speak to an attorney and move forward. Then, you will be able to decide what you want to recover for your child. In a lot of situations, more than just medical bill compensation will be considered if negligence caused harm to your child. Compensation may include disfigurement, pain and suffering, and more, as these aspects may live with your child for time to come.
If the Accident Happens on Another Person’s Property
When somebody trespasses and hurts themselves on another person’s property, they might not have an injury claim. However, the laws are different for children. If a child did not have permission to be on a property but they injured themselves, they may be able to receive compensation – but only if they can prove, in most cases, that the property owner knew that there was a risk of children being on their property. For instance, did they have a swimming pool or a swing set in their back yard? This could have been a preventable accident if there was no fence around the property and a child wandered over.
If your child has been injured by the negligence of another, there is one thing that you must do before the rest: call an attorney who understands these specific cases. If you have a personal injury claim and wonder where to turn, call us today at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi. We will help you in your time of need.