Injuries to Minors
When a minor (anyone under the age of 18) is injured due to another person’s wrongdoing or negligence, the parents or legal guardian of the child can bring a case on behalf of the minor. Minors are called “infants” in litigation. Where infants are involved, the courts also must be involved before any case can be settled. Similar to cases involving adults, personal injury cases involving minors may result in payment for past and future pain and suffering, medical expenses, interruption of education, lost wages and other aspects of disability as a result of the injuries.
The statute of limitations is also different for minors; usually the minor has three years from the time he or she turns 18 to commence litigation, although the type of personal injury claim may also affect the time limit. Because of these and other complexities in the law, it is important to obtain the services of a personal injury attorney with direct experience in cases involving minors. At Morris & Morris, our team is perfectly situated to help guide you through these trying circumstances.