Attorneys for Injured Minor Children
There is nothing more heartbreaking than when an accident injures or kills a child
Puget Sound injury attorney Bill Coats has worked with dozens of clients who had children injured or killed in an accident across the region. Many were hurt while riding bicycles or skateboards. Some were hit and killed as pedestrians. Regardless of what type of accident, parents and families can be torn apart when a serious or fatal accident occurs.
Accidents involving minor children are different and require special legal processes
Washington State law has enacted special procedures for collecting compensation for a minor. In general a child has a right to compensation for pain and suffering, permanent injury, or disability in the same manner and for the same amounts as an adult. Also, a parent has a separate right to be compensated for medical bills paid on behalf of a child. In Washington State, the parent must get the approval of a judge before the child’s claim can be finally settled.
The Statute of Limitations is different for accidents involving minor children
Statutes of limitations are laws that set time limits on how long you have to file a lawsuit, like a personal injury lawsuit. In Washington State, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of the accident or injury. After the expiration of the statutory period, unless a legal exception applies, the injured person loses the right to file a lawsuit seeking money damages or other relief.
But when a minor child is injured, the statute begins to run on the child's 18th birthday, giving three years from that date to file a personal injury suit.
Bill Coats has worked with minor children injured in accidents, including:
- $2,500,000 for the wrongful death of a teenager killed in a jet-ski collision;
- $1,400,000 for a girl blinded by a bottle rocket at a company party;
- $1,300,000 for sisters injured in a house fire;
- $677,000 for a head-on car crash that injured a mother and her five children.
Bill Coats Law offers a no-fee guarantee - There is no fee unless we win
Bill Coats handles all of his personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay nothing up front, and you pay no fees if your claim is unsuccessful. You only pay if we deliver a successful claim.
Bill helps injured people across Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, and Island Counties:
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After an accident or injury involving your child, reach out to Bill Coats for help
Bill Coats and his team have the expertise to manage your personal injury or wrongful death claim with dedication and focus on obtaining a full settlement or verdict. While we can't alleviate the pain caused by the accident or injury, we can take over the legal process so that you and your family can concentrate on moving forward.
Contact us today to get your questions answered and receive a no-cost, no-obligation case evaluation.