What Are A Parent’s Legal Rights In A Child Accident?
If your child is involved in an accident, you can collect compensation to cover medical bills associated with the accident, pain and suffering caused by the accident, and compensation for any sort of permanent injuries that the child has sustained.
The statute of limitations for filing a claim in a child accident case is two years after the child’s 18th birthday. In other words, the statute of limitations expires the day before the child’s 20th birthday.
To preserve a child’s rights in the event that they are involved in an accident, you would need substantial documentation. If the child is injured, it is wise to get witness statements as soon as possible, get pictures of the injuries sustained, and ensure your child receives immediate medical attention.
If a child is involved in an accident, another wise thing for a parent to do is to contact an attorney as soon as possible. Doing so will allow the family to preserve any evidence involved, as well as to receive recommendations as how to present and document the evidence appropriately.
The child accident attorneys at our office have created a helpful resource for the parents of children who have been involved in serious accidents. The book, written by our very own attorneys, is called Little Kids, Big Accidents, and serves as a guide to child injury cases in the state of Ohio.
The Little Kids, Big Accident books describes:
- Legal rights of a parent
- What can be recovered under Ohio law
- The statute of limitations to pursue a claim
The book contains all of the information that a parent needs to know before pursuing a legal claim on behalf of their child. The book can be ordered online from our office’s website, or by phone at 800.637.8170.
If your child has been injured in an accident, call our Ohio child accident attorneys. Our legal team can answer any questions that you may have regarding child accident cases, and give free case evaluations over the phone.