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Can I Bring a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of a Child in Virginia?

It’s every parent’s worst nightmare—something terrible happening to their child. If your child has been hurt because of another person’s actions, you will want justice for what has happened to them. The person who caused your child to suffer physical or mental injuries should be held to account for what they’ve done.

You are likely asking yourself: Can I bring a personal injury claim on behalf of a child in Virginia? You absolutely can, and here’s how to do it.

Filing a Claim for an Injury to a Child

The first thing you need to do is figure out what happened and who caused the injury. For example, if the injury occurred at your child’s school, you need to get the details of the incident and find out who is to blame. It could be that a teacher was to blame, and the teacher and school can be held legally responsible.

Once you’ve figured out what occurred, you would need to collect evidence and documentation of the incident. Witness statements are helpful, and you should document the injuries and suffering your child sustained.

Next, it may be wise to contact an injury lawyer. They can assist you in putting your injury case together and pursuing the school for damages through a civil claim.

Damages for a Personal Injury to a Child

Your child might have suffered physical injuries and mental trauma, which will also have resulted in medical bills and treatment costs for you. Gather up all the evidence of the financial losses you had to deal with because of the injury. Your child deserves justice and financial compensation when they’ve been injured due to another person’s careless or wrongful actions.

Get Help from a Personal Injury Lawyer in Virginia

Children can be hurt in a number of ways because of other people’s carelessness. Coaches, doctors, teachers, caregivers, and others could be liable for this situation. Act now, because you can bring a personal injury claim on behalf of a child in Virginia. Call Halperin Law Center at 804-527-0100 or fill out the form below to receive a free case review.