Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit on Your Child’s Behalf
As a parent, you are legally able to file a personal injury lawsuit for your injured child. Legal guardians also have this right. Parents and legal guardians are able to negotiate and speak for their child in legal matters
If injured through a negligent or irresponsible third party, children under the age of 18 have the right to receive compensation for their damages, including disability, emotional distress, pain and suffering, etc. Parents also have the right to sue for compensation for all costs incurred as a result of their child’s injuries, including lost wages, hospital bills, etc., though you must do so within a certain amount of time.
What if My Child Is Over 18?
If your injured child is over the age of 18, they are legally considered an adult and have the ability to sue on their own behalf. At this point, your child is legally able to negotiate on their own behalf and receive a settlement or verdict proportionate to their damages and injuries. However, you may need to be your child’s legal advocate if their injury has left them incapacitated or unable to represent themselves.
Compassionate, Effective Personal Injury Attorneys in Dallas
At Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers, we know that when you are seeking to file a personal injury claim, it’s because you and/or your loved ones have experienced significant suffering and are eager to find relief. Attorneys Ori Raphael and Damon Mathias care about clients on a personal level and want to minimize your stress and anxiety by being deliberate communicators, effective attorneys, and strong advocates for you and your family.
When you come to us with a case of child injury, we take it very seriously and are more than capable of helping you achieve a just solution in your situation—and we are ready to help.
Call us at (214) 739-0100 to schedule your complimentary consultation with a Dallas personal injury lawyer. You can also email us to tell us about your case and someone from our firm will be in touch with you soon.