Injuries to Minors and Children
Because of their active and curious nature, children and adolescents are at higher risk of injury. These injuries may result from common activities, such as motor vehicle accidents and falls, but also from activities associated with playground equipment, swimming pools, waterways, household fires, fireworks, sports, school activities, and swallowing household products and/or medications.
In some instances, these accidents result in death or severe disability. Personal injury lawsuits filed on behalf of children often involve the extraordinary cost of caring for a severely injured child through their maturity and adult life.
Generally, a person under the age of 18 cannot file a lawsuit without a parent or legal guardian. The laws governing the initiation and settlement of injury claims of minors can be confusing, so it is important to seek the aid of an experienced lawyer.
If you are a parent, guardian or concerned adult related to a minor who has been severely injured in the Northeast Florida area, including Jacksonville, Orange Park, St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach or in the areas around Duval, St. Johns, Nassau, and Clay counties, Contact Us Online or Call Us at (904) 355-8888 to set up a FREE consultation.