What do you do when your Child has had an accident?
We all know that children by their very nature are involved in trips and falls on a daily basis.
However, if your child has been injured in an accident due to another party’s negligence then they may have a legal remedy by way of a child accident claim*.
Following an accident, the first priority will naturally be to have the child treated medically. Once treated you should immediately obtain the following details:
- The location of the accident where your child was injured.
- Obtain the contact details of any witnesses to the accident.
- Find out as many details as you can about how the accident happened.
- Take photographs and obtain and CCTV footage in the area.
- Obtain the details of any Garda who may have attended at the scene of the accident.
Once you have obtained these details, it is advisable to contact a solicitor for advice.
All personal injury* cases involving a minor must be ruled in front of a judge. This means that even if a case is settled by an insurance company or a case is assessed by the Injuries Board then a judge must approve the amount of that settlement.
Monies awarded in personal injury claims involving children are lodged in court at the successful conclusion of the case and are available to the child once they reach the age of majority (18).
If your child has been involved in an accident and suffered an injury as a result of an accident and you would like to discuss how best to proceed, we are here to help. For a confidential chat phone Elaine on 01-6499900.