Fighting for the rights of an injured child is as important than that of an adult. However, there are many differences in the legal process. The legal guardian or parent of a minor child will be responsible for seeking out and choosing a trusted local law firm. Once a law firm is chosen, the legal team will work closely with your family. The attorney representing your child may act as a “guardian ad litem” for your child during the court process. Your precious child has rights. If Action Law offices takes on your case, rest assured that your child’s best interest will be top priority, including full compensation for pain, suffering, and injuries.
Starting Process Of Child Injury Lawsuit
If your child has been injured in an accident caused by the negligence someone else – we want to hear your story. If a minor child has been injured in an accident, address the injuries, and take care of their emotional needs first. When the time comes to explore legal options to protect their rights; take that first step. Typically, this means reaching out to a reputable child injury lawyer. In Wisconsin, Action Law Offices offers a free case evaluation. The parent or guardian can simply fill out the online request for a consultation. The law firm will contact you based upon the information you have provided. It is a great opportunity to get many of your questions answered, right away.
Statute of Limitations WI Child Injury Case
In the state of Wisconsin, there is a statute of limitations for lawsuits. In the case of an adult, it is three years after an accident. For an injured child, the time doesn’t start counting until their 18th birthday. Although children have so much extended time, do not let it deter you from starting the legal process as soon as possible. There are many things that a personal injury attorney can take advantage of if they are aware of the accident sooner. Legal representation will give you peace of mind so that you can nurture and care for your child.
Wisconsin Court Approval Of Minor Settlement
Settlements go to the child and most often, they are protected until the 18th birthday. The insurance company who is paying for the child’s claim may want court approval so they can release themselves from further liability. In addition, courts in Wisconsin like to ensure that the rights of the minor child are protected. Therefore parents, or guardian ad litem of an injured child under the age of 18 can expect needing court approval; especially for any settlement over $5,000. Before a judgement is made, there are various reports, records, and requirements of the judge. A personal injury attorney will navigate this process and ensure that all requests are met. You are likely to have more questions about your child’s injury and potential for lawsuit. Action Law Offices can answer all questions and ensure your child is compensated to the fullest.
Action Law Wisconsin-Child Representation
At Action Law, child representation is a sensitive topic that is taken very seriously. Unfortunately, accidents involving a child happen every day. Some of the worst accidents involve passengers in auto accidents, dog bites, drownings, falls, poisonings or burns. Even auto accidents at a slow speed can severely injure a child. The age of your child, their injuries, court requirements, and other factors, will have an impact. Because laws change so frequently, it’s best to have legal representation to ensure the injured child’s rights are fully protected.