My child was injured in Illinois, can I bring a personal injury claim on their behalf?

Yes, parents of a minor child who has been injured may bring forth a claim on their behalf. Child injuries can occur in many ways, and if your child has been injured at daycare, bitten by a dog, injured by a toy, or in a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to recover for their injuries and suffering. Similar to an adult personal injury matter, children are owed compensation for a liable party’s fault that has caused them injury. Considering their age and inability, a parent is able to bring forth a matter on their behalf in order to be sure they are able to receive representation and compensation as well.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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