Can I Sue on Behalf of My Child for an Injury in Florida?

As a parent, there is nothing more important than the well-being of your child. That being said, despite your best efforts, the unfortunate reality is that your child can sustain a serious injury due to the negligence of another party anytime, anywhere. If your child was recently seriously injured in an accident, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help your child heal. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about how our firm can help you sue on behalf of your child after he or she is wrongly injured in an accident. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:

Can I sue on behalf of my child after an injury?

Fortunately, under Florida law, you can sue on behalf of your child if he or she is injured in an accident due to no fault of his or her own. That being said, you should understand that these lawsuits have two parts. To start, you can sue for economic damages, which deal with the monetary cost of your child’s injuries, including the cost of overnight hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation/physical therapy, and additional medical treatments. You may also sue for noneconomic damages, which include intangible, though still very real damages, such as pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, disability, and more. 

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida?

If your child is injured in an accident, you are most likely looking to recover financial compensation on behalf of your child as soon as possible. That being said, if you wish to wait to see if your child’s injuries heal on their own before suing, you should keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations for personal injury claims in place in Florida. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is four years. This means that under most circumstances, you will have to file your child’s personal injury claim within four years of the date of the injury. If you wait any longer than four years, you will most likely be permanently time-barred from suing. The sooner you bring your claim to our firm’s attention, the better. We are ready to help you today–all you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced Florida firm

Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.