What is the time limit for child claims?
Following an accident involving children, it is important to remember that there is a certain timeframe in place within which you can bring a claim. This time frame is called the statute of limitations and for children, the statute of limitations 2-year time limit does not start until they turn 18. However, a parent or guardian can bring a claim forward as soon as the accident happens.
What happens the injury claim?
Generally the claim monies awarded to the child will be invested in a court approved fund until they reach the age of 18. But if the child requires urgent care or medical attention, the judge can decide that a portion of the child’s claim money can be released for the child’s benefit.