As parents, you hate to see your child suffering whether suffering comes in the form of a cold or a tummy ache. This is especially so when your child is suffering because of a personal injury that has occurred due to the negligence of someone else. When someone else has caused your child unnecessary harm, parents want to seek justice for their child in the form of compensation.
Though your family should be compensated for this harm, there are certain things that you should know when children are involved in personal injury lawsuits. If you are a loved one has been involved in an accident, it is in your best interest to seek legal advice and representation from an experienced San Diego Personal Injury Attorney to help you with your case.
Key Points When Children are Involved
In California, there are certain things that you should know when children are involved in a personal injury lawsuits.
In California, the statute of limitations for a minor is two years from the date of the minor’s 18th birthday or until the minors 20th birthday to sue for any negligence that has occurred.
Also, a child cannot file their own lawsuits, and therefore, a guardian or parent or representative of the child must file on the child’s behalf.
In California, there can be damages awarded for the future of loss wages if the child has a lifelong disability that will prevent the child from not working.
It’s also important to note, that the rules of trespassing are different for a child than for an adult as children cannot appreciate the same risks of trespassing onto another’s property. Because of these distinctions, it is important to seek legal advice and representation if your child has sustained personal injury due to another’s negligent behavior.
Contact A San Diego Personal Injury Attorney
Though the difference between child and adult personal injury cases may seem minimal these distinctions can make or break your personal injury lawsuit. We want to seek justice for your child too, and because of this it is invaluable to seek legal advice and representation if you believe you may have a potential case. For a case of evaluation, contact The Green Law Group; serving San Diego and surrounding cities in Southern California.