Child Injury Cases…

What if your child is injured in an accident because of someone’s carelessness?

What is involved in a minor’s case?

Your child’s case is called a minor’s case.
Anyone who is under the age of 18 is considered a minor in the eyes of the law.

Therefore they are not allowed to bring a claim in their own right.

Instead a parent or guardian must file the case on behalf of the minor.

Also depending upon the age of your child, the law gives them certain additional protections that an adult does not have.

For instance, there is a concept in the law called the attractive nuisance doctrine.


Let me explain.

If you saw a roller coaster at an amusement park you may look up at it for a second and then move on.
But if a 16 or 17 child is inside the park after the park closes with friends, they might get the idea of climbing up to the top of the roller coaster.

Dumb idea right?

However in that situation the minor is protected by the legal doctrine of the attractive nuisance.
By failing to take proper means to ensure that minors are not in the park after closing hours, the park could be held liable for any injuries the minor sustains.
In contrast, you or I would not have that legal protection.

In addition, any settlement of a minors case must be approved by a Court before the settlement is valid.

There are no exceptions to this rule.

For adults, the law does not require Court approval to settle the case.

Can you see some of the legal differences between a miner’s claim and an adult’s?

Pittsburgh minor’s attorney and children’s injury attorney Bernie Tully routinely handles cases like these involving injuries to a minor.

You might want to consider giving us a call if one of your children has a injury that you think should be compensated for under the law.

Humor department today I settled a clients case for the policy limits.

I gave the adjuster my tax identification number at the beginning of the call. Then we got to talking. At the end of the call I said now do you want my tax ID number?

She paused and said BERNIE buy yourself a cup of coffee. lol
Pittsburgh child injury and minors injury cases attorney Bernie Tully hopes you enjoy these articles.