Can a Parent Sue on Behalf of Their Child for an Injury in Florida?

Can a Parent Sue on Behalf of Their Child for an Injury in Florida?

If you are a parent, keeping your child safe and out of harm’s way is your number one priority. Unfortunately, this is not always possible, as there are times where the negligence of others injures innocent people. If your child was recently injured due to another party’s negligence, you are most likely now seeking justice. Our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Florida personal injury attorneys to learn more about how our firm can help you sue on behalf of your child after he or she has sustained a serious injury. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Does Florida law allow parents to sue on behalf of their children?

In Florida, parents do have the right to sue on behalf of their children for wrongfully-sustained injuries. If your child has been injured in an accident, you can sue for two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages deal with the financial cost of your child’s injuries, such as hospital bills, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, and more. On the other hand, non-economic damages deal with non-monetary damages, such as the loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and more. The bottom line is that if your child was wrongly injured, whether in an auto accident, on someone else’s property, or otherwise, our firm is ready to fight for your child’s right to a speedy recovery.

How long will I have to file a personal injury claim on behalf of my child in Florida?

If you are looking to file a personal injury claim on behalf of your child, you must do so within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in Florida is, generally, four years, which means that in most cases, you must file the personal injury claim within four years of your child’s injury. If you wait any longer than four years, there is a very good chance that you will be permanently barred from suing. This is why the sooner you bring your claim to our firm’s attention, the better. Our firm is ready to help you today–all you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced Orlando firm

Our firm understands the repercussions of a serious accident. If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you should not have to fight the uphill battle for financial compensation on your own. When you hire one of our attorneys, you are hiring a devoted, caring, and aggressive attorney who will tenaciously fight for your rights. If you or someone you know was injured in an accident and wishes to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact Attorney Schmitt of the Florida Personal Injury Law Team today.

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