December 10, 2019

Can I Bring a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of a Child?

When your child has been hurt in an accident, it’s normal to feel emotional, overwhelmed, and confused. As a parent, you might want to take steps to file a claim against the liable party and secure compensation for what your child has gone through.

If you are thinking of heading in this direction, you might be wondering whether you can bring a personal injury claim on behalf of a child in Wisconsin. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg want to help you find justice for your child and your family. Below, we outline everything you need to know.

The Basics

The simplest answer to your question of whether you can bring a personal injury claim on behalf of a child is yes. If the child is under the age of eighteen, you, as a parent, have a right to seek compensation on your child’s behalf if he or she was injured due to another party’s negligence.

The child will need an adult to represent him or her throughout the legal processes. Typically, this is a parent or legal guardian. Others may not be permitted to file a claim on behalf of a child.

Damages

A big part of your concern about filing a personal injury claim on behalf of a child is likely regarding the compensation your child can receive. Damages awarded may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, and rehabilitation costs, as well as all other accident-related expenses.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

We hope you’ll contact us as you move forward with filing a personal injury claim on behalf of your child. Our compassionate and knowledgeable lawyers will do everything in our power to protect your child and help you secure a favorable outcome.

Give the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg a call at 414-271-7007 or fill out our online contact form at the bottom of the page to schedule a free consultation.