Has your child been in an accident? Here’s how to claim

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Having your child involved in an accident that wasn’t their fault can be an extremely traumatising and stressful experience for any parent or guardian. We understand that if your loved one has experienced an injury, you will want to ensure that they receive the highest possible compensation for the damages you have faced, this is why our solicitors will ensure that you get the highest possible compensation in the most stress-free and easy way.

With over 25 years of experience in personal injury, our solicitors will ensure that you are regularly updated on the status of your claim and that the highest quality of evidence is provided to enable fair compensation for your loved ones. If you or your loved one has experienced a personal injury, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced personal injury solicitors at Belmont Solicitors. 

How to claim a child? 

The legal adult age in Scotland is 16; this means that if your child has experienced a personal injury due to no fault of their own when under 16, as a parent or guardian, you can start a claim as their litigation friend. 

If your child has been involved in an accident and you would like to represent them in court as a litigation friend, you will be either appointed by the court or you can apply to be a litigation friend.

Who can be a litigation friend? 

Anyone can act as a litigation friend for a child; they must fulfil the role fairly and competently with the child’s best interests always. The most common people who act as litigation friends for children are usually their parents and guardians. A litigation friend is half responsible to make the best possible decisions on behalf of the child and is responsible to sign any legal documents and attend court hearings. 

What is the time limit? 

In Scotland, if the accident occurred at any time until the child’s 16th birthday, there is no time limit until they legally become an adult. After their 16th birthday, they have three years to start an injury claim. In some instances, the time limit does not apply, for example, when the pursuer does not have the mental capacity. If you would like to find out more on how to start a personal injury claim for your child, contact our solicitors now, and we will provide you with all of the advice you need at Belmont Solicitors. 

Contact Belmont Solicitors now.

We pride ourselves in delivering the best quality work for our clients, ensuring they come out with the highest possible compensation for their damages. By providing excellent customer service and updates throughout your claim, you will be sure that you left your claim in the right hands.

Contact our solicitors now. We provide our clients with a free initial consultation, during which you will be able to discuss and start your successful no-win-no-fee claim now. 

Contact us now by calling 0141 7298 848 or email us at info@belmontsolicitors.co.uk or pop into our office in the heart of Glasgow!

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