When a child is injured and recovers damages in a settlement, that’s called a “minor settlement.” There are a specific set of rules that govern how and when the child can collect the money. In this video, attorney David Henson describes what parents and children need to know.
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One of the hardest moments in a parent’s life is when they see their child injured.
Whether it’s playing in the backyard alone or with a friend, playing on a school sports team, or if they are in a car, any time a mom or dad realizes that their kid has been hurt, nothing else matters.
The one thing the parent is concerned about is whether or not their child will be alright, whether or not they are going to get back up and get back in the game, whether they need to shake it off, or whether it is something more significant and the child needs to get medical treatment, or rush to see a doctor.
Thankfully, we have found in our practice that claims involving minor children tend to be few and far between. One of the benefits to being young is that kids are apt to recover from injuries, that could have a more significant impact on a person who was older.
Occasionally, a child is hurt severely or permanently on account of someone else’s negligence. When that occurs, the injury claims of a child are very different than the claims of an adult. We are going to discuss how the injuries themselves may be different, and how they’re handled differently, but also the way the claims process involving an injured child is quite distinct from that of an adult. The differences are so significant that it impacts how the entire claim is brought on behalf of that child.
Considering how complex this process is concerning claims of minor children, we recommend people talk with a lawyer if their child has been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence.
You need to be sure that you know what your options are, that you’ve thought of all the treatment options that may be available to your child. You also want to be sure that you’re working in that child’s best interest. So many of the hurdles that you have to jump over are to ensure that a settlement is reached on behalf of an injured child which is fair to the child, and that protects the child’s best interest as they move forward.
If you or a loved one have any questions about child injury claims, you can contact the attorneys at Michles & Booth. We can be contacted at 1-800-438-3606, or visit us online at www.michlesbooth.com. We’ll be glad to try to help you and your family in any way that we can.
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