A child under the age of eighteen may be entitled to bring an action for personal injuries even though more than two years have passed since the date of the injury. Generally a child has up to his or her 20th birthday in which to bring an action for personal injuries. This general rule does not apply in healthcare malpractice claims and in certain other cases and in those cases a claim or action must be filed within a short period of time following injury. In addition, valuable evidence may be lost unless prompt investigation is made. It is therefore important to seek legal counsel immediately in the event of an injury to a minor child.
When you have been injured call the Law Offices of W. David Gurney for a free initial consultation. Practicing injury law for more than thirty years. 951-369-7800. Our attorney fees on personal injury claims can be as low as 25%. (plus costs) Call for information on contingency fees on medical malpractice actions.
Nothing in this column is intended as legal advice with regard to any specific case. An attorney/client relationship will only be established on signing a written fee agreement.