One of the more tragic accidents in the world we live in is when a minor is seriously injured or dies. Children are the future of our world and it is our responsibility to take care of them. Many of the accidents that minors are involved in could have been prevented. Today, automobile collisions are the leading cause of injury and death to minors, followed by burns, falls, and drowning.
Aside from car accidents, burns, falling, and drowning, these unfortunate accidents that injury minors have many different faces, including:
- Accidents with fireworks
- Playground equipment
- Dog bites
- Traumatic brain injury
In Arizona, if a minor is injured, then a personal injury or wrongful death claim must be brought on behalf of the minor by his/her parents or legal guardian, or it must be brought by the minor victim immediately after he/she reaches the age of majority. Because the statute or limitations is paused until the minor reaches the age of 18, waiting to file a claim is an option. However, the victim and/or the victim’s parents/legal guardians should gather as much information about the accident while it is still fresh in their minds. For example, they should obtain witness statements and contact information, photos, incident reports, and keep track of all medical records and bills.
The professional attorneys at Sparks Law Group have vast experience representing accident victims who are minors, including the victim’s family. We understand the enormous amount of anticipated expenses and continued injury to be incurred over the course of a minor’s lifetime, including medical bills, emotional affliction, and pain and suffering. Sparks Law Group wants to assist you in fully investigating the incident and figuring out who is legally responsible for the expenses you have incurred. Call our knowledgeable attorneys today.