Are the laws different for a personal injury claims when a child is injured?
Question : Are the laws different for a personal injury claim when a child is injured?
Answer : So people sometimes ask if the law is different when a child is injured versus an adult. The answer is yes and no. Basically you're entitled to the same type of recovery; medical bills, pain and suffering, future issues and treatment. But it is split, the parents have a right of recovery for medical expenses paid for and the child has a right of recovery for any injuries themselves and the effect it has on them.
Often times a child's case has to be approved by a court, this is called a "minor settlement". The reason for a minor settlement is to allow a judge to review the case, and make the sure the child has be compensated fairly, and that money it set aside for the best interests of the child.