Children’s Accidents

It’s important to be aware that children usually have until their 21st birthday to bring a claim for compensation if they have been injured in an accident.

This is because the usual three year limitation period only starts when a child reaches the age of 18. But, you should still see a solicitor as soon as possible after the accident when witnesses’ memories are fresh and any physical evidence is still available to be inspected. In a case where a child’s hand has been trapped in a door, for example, it’s very important to be able to actually look at the door itself.

In cases, especially road traffic accidents, there can often be allegations that a child was “contributorily negligent” ie was partly to blame for the accident. This might be argued if they ran out into the road. It is often possible to argue that this is wrong; each case turns on its own facts and much depends on the age of the child and the circumstances of the accident.

Free Enquiry

Share this page

Outstanding Achievements 

Connect with us