There are few experiences more jarring and frightening than being involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, many people are seriously injured in car accidents every single day here in New York State, and if your child is one of them, you may wonder if you can file a personal injury claim on their behalf. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned Manhattan car accident lawyer from The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny to learn more about car accident cases involving minors and how our firm can help if your child was injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Can I sue on behalf of my child for a car accident injury in New York State?
To start, you should understand that here in New York State, minors cannot bring personal injury claims on their own. Therefore, in most cases, when a minor is injured in a car accident, their parent or guardian is required to bring their injury claim on their behalf. That said, to win a personal injury claim of any kind, you will have to prove that your child was injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence.
How do I prove a personal injury claim?
To prove a personal injury claim, you and your attorney will have to gather and present evidence to demonstrate that your child was hurt as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Some of the most useful types of evidence when it comes to proving personal injury claims are as follows:
- Pictures of damage to vehicles
- Medical documentation detailing the injuries sustained and their extent
- Surveillance footage of the accident
- Eyewitness accounts
- Any other information you believe is relevant to proving your case
If you have any further questions or you need an attorney who can effectively represent you and your child, our firm is here to help. Give us a call today.
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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.