What to Know About Child Injury Claims

What to Know About Child Injury ClaimsChild injury claims are some of the most emotionally stressful cases that we deal with. If your child has been seriously injured due to another’s negligence, we promise to do whatever it takes to bring the responsible party to justice. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation with our Buffalo personal injury lawyers.

What to Know About Child Injury Claims | Statute of Limitations

The deadline to file a claim for any resident of New York is the same, whether the injured party is an adult, child, or infant. The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is three years from the date of the accident. However, the statute of limitations for children doesn’t begin until they reach the age of 18. This means that an infant who is injured will be eligible to file a claim until they reach the age of 21, three years after they reach the age of majority.

What to Know About Child Injury Claims | Who Can Bring a Claim?

New York State grants a child the same opportunity to bring a personal injury claim as an adult. Although most 17-year-olds don’t want to be called an infant, prior to the age of 18, New York State considers them as such. Infants are eligible to bring a claim; however, it must be done through a parent or legal guardian.

If you or your child has been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, please contact our Buffalo personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.

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