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

When a child is injured in an accident, they don’t have the same resources that an adult does when it comes to filing a claim for compensation. Additionally, they aren’t responsible for their own medical expenses, so it’s up to their parent or guardian to support them financially for whatever costs they may face. Thankfully, parents have the right to file claims on behalf of their injured children. 

Not only can parents file a personal injury claim to seek compensation for any medical expenses their children have incurred, but they can also seek pain and suffering damages on behalf of their children. Personal injury claims for children work very similarly to adult personal injury claims. 

At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer from our team can assist you in performing a proper investigation, proving negligence on behalf of the liable party, and seeking the compensation that both you and your injured child need. 

Taking Legal Action on Behalf of Your Child

When you pursue a lawsuit on behalf of your child, the legal process will be very similar to an adult personal injury case, except that you and your lawyer will be the voice of your child in the case. If your child is old enough, they may be able to testify in order to help explain what happened. If they’re too young, however, the incident can be explained through evidence and witness testimonies

Determining Negligence

Negligence will need to be proven on behalf of the liable party in order to obtain compensation for any damages suffered. In a child injury case, the stakes may be higher because children are more fragile and it’s likely that pain and suffering damages will be more significant. As long as negligence can be proven with evidence of some kind, you should be able to recover the funds necessary to rebuild your life. 

Reach Out to a West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney

At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, we can assist you with building a strong case against the defendant. Your child deserves experienced representation in the courtroom, especially when they aren’t able to speak up for themselves. 

If you’d like to discuss your case in greater detail with a West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer, you can fill out the contact form below or call 561-659-6366 to schedule a free consultation.