If your child is injured due to someone else’s negligence what would you do? If you are like most parents, you would do all you can to protect your child. I’m signing my son up for football and I am required to sign a liability waiver before he can play. As a personal injury attorney, I know that any liability release or waiver a parent signs for their child is completely void and unenforceable. How many parents don’t pursue claims for their children because they mistakenly believe the liability waiver is valid?
When a Child is Injured Due to Someone Else’s Negligence
Despite having signed a liability waiver, your child may have a case. Some things you should consider is the type of injury, the age of your child and what state you live in. States have different laws about child lawsuits. Be aware that a child has a lot longer than an adult in most states to file a lawsuit. The statute of limitation is suspended for a period. Even so, it is best to file a case as soon as possible to have a fresh memory of the incident and preservation of evidence if needed.
Must Be Approved by a Judge
Finally, a child’s settlement must be approved by a judge. The money for a child can be invested until the child turns 18 so the child can pay for college. This is done through a structured settlement.
Hire Personal Injury Attorney, Mat Parke
If your child is injured due to someone else’s negligence, call personal injury attorney, Mat Parke. Mat can find out what rights your child has even if a liability waiver has been signed. As a Harvard law grad, Mat understands what is needed to receive fair compensation. Call (509) 482-7274 for a free consultation.
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Our Tri-Cities, Washington law office provides legal services to injury clients in and surrounding Tri-Cities, including clients injured in accidents in Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland, Washington. Visit or call our Tri-Cities office now.8905 W Gage Blvd, #200 Kennewick, WA 99336 Phone:(509) 582-7274