If the victim in a personal injury case is a child, a parent or guardian can file a claim on the child’s behalf. The parent then makes legal decisions for the child and can receive compensation for medical expenses and other fees paid by the parent for the child’s care.

However, child personal injury cases can be complicated, even after the victim is awarded a settlement. How the sum is handled, who has access to the funds, and when and how the child will be allowed to take control of the settlement must be determined. It’s therefore important to contact a personal injury attorney to ensure your child not only gets compensation for his/her injuries, but also protects that compensation for future use.