Dealing With A Personal Injury Case Involving A Child

Anytime a child has been in a car at that time of an accident, the child’s parents should think about filing a personal injury claim on the child’s part. In preparation for filing such a claim, those same parents should ask these questions:

• Was the child injured?
• What caused the injury?
• How could it have been prevented?

That short list would not represent the entirety of the parents’ questions. Yet the answer to one further question can best be found by consulting a lawyer. An attorney would have an answer to anyone making this inquiry: Who should be forced to pay for the costs associated with caring for this injured child?

The child’s obligations, if family resides in British Columbia

The child needs to compose a document that describes the circumstances associated with the child’s injury. That same document must be in the hand of the authorities at ICBC within 30 days of the accident. The family must understand that ICBC will expect to receive other documents. By hiring a lawyer, the child’s family can best determine when to send each additional document.

The full extent of the claims that might be considered by the parents:

If the household finances were affected by the child’s injury, then the parents might care to file an In-Trust claim, along with the personal injury claim. By the same token, the parents might seek ICBC Lawyers in Surrey guidance with seeking compensation for the child’s loss of future earnings potential.

If a child seems free of injuries, the parents might think it strange to consider seeking compensation for a loss of future earnings potential. Still, no parent should assume the absence of significant injuries, just because a child or pre-teen has not come forward with a complaint. Not all children appreciate their right to verbalize the nature of their pain or discomfort. Hence, those children’s parents have to speak-up for their son or daughter. When that is the case, the patient with the temporary solution could face a future of uncertainty.

Understand that the doctors that installed the device might not know exactly how long that temporary device might keep on working. If that device malfunctioned while the person wearing it was at work, the worker with the medical condition might become the target of the ire of his or her employer.

Consequently, an accident-caused injury could have an effect on a working adult’s earning potential. It could push an employer to terminate the employment of a worker with a medical condition, one sustained at the time of an accident. That action would put “hole” in the terminated worker’s resume. Someone with such a resume can struggle to find a new job.