Child Personal Injury Claims
Filing a Lawsuit on Behalf of a Child in Georgia
How A Child Brings A Claim in Georgia
Your child’s claim will be brought through their legal guardian or “next friend.” This is usually a parent. While you may be filing the claim for your child, any monetary compensation will belong to your child.
As outlined above, you may file your own lawsuit requesting medical and other necessary expenses as they relate to the injury of your child up until the child turns eighteen.
Either parent can file a claim for personal injury on a child’s behalf.
Time Limits for Filing A Claim on Behalf of your Child In Georgia
The Statute of Limitations, or the time you have to file a lawsuit on behalf of your child, is different than if an adult was injured.
The normal two-year statute of limitations for personal injury is suspended until your child turns eighteen. This means that any actions for an injury to your child in Georgia may be brought any time up to your child’s twentieth birthday.
Why You Need an Attorney for Your Child’s Georgia Personal Injury Claim
Child injury law can be complex and highly emotional, a qualified Georgia child personal injury attorney will be a strong advocate for you and your child to make sure you and your child receive all the monetary compensation you deserve. If you have any questions about filing a personal injury claim on behalf of a child, contact the experienced lawyers at Council & Associates immediately at (404) 526-8857.