Personal injury cases are as varied as the situations that cause them, but some present more unusual circumstances than others. Although the laws regarding personal injury cases also vary from state, there are a lot of consistencies, and one example of a special circumstance case is a lawsuit involving one’s child. As a parent, there are a number of things that you’ll want to be aware of in a scenario in which your child has been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another person and you are looking to seek justice and financial compensation in the form of a personal injury case.
The most important thing to remember about personal injury cases involving children is that a child cannot file his or her own lawsuit. Rather it is up to the parent or parents to file the case for their child. In the State of Florida, the parents or legal guardian always has the legal right to file for the child, so this should be taken advantage of should the situation require it. This ensures that the rights of both parent and child are upheld in the court of law.
With regards to the specific details of the personal injury, there are some facets of it that are specific to cases with children. For example, the trespassing laws and possible negligence on the part of the child are vastly different. If an adult is trespassing on property and is injured or if the adult was careless as well and at least partially responsible for the injury, it may nullify or lessen the amount won in the case. For children, they are deemed to be at a lower cognitive functioning so they are thereby not even partially responsible for any injury sustained in this kind of case. Children may also be eligible for more compensation as well beyond medical bills, depending on the situation.
If you or your child has been involved in an incident or accident and injured as a result, you both deserve justice and compensation for your troubles. To learn more about how the skilled attorney of the Franco Law Firm can help you win your personal injury case and see that justice won, please call us at (813) 872-0929.