For the most part child accident cases are similar to regular accident cases.
However, personal injury settlement cases involving minors (referred to as infants in legal terms) are more complex than the average personal injury case. A Court must approve any settlement given to an infant.
The attorney can be necessary to a child accident case because he is in the best position to explain to the court why the proposed settlement is acceptable, in the best interests of the injured party, and should be accepted by the court.
Almost all cases in which an attorney handles an Infant’s Compromise Hearing go smoothly, and the court will approve the settlement that day. However, sometimes the court will reserve their decision. The Court then usually approves the case within 30 days.
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