Children under the age of 19 cannot submit a personal injury claim for themselves. However, a parent or guardian can act as a litigation guardian and file a personal injury claim on behalf of a child. Here is what to do if your child was hurt due to a car accident.
Document Their Injuries
Take photos of injuries and note down your child’s symptoms after an accident. It is important to have a record of all injuries so that they are less likely to be disputed.
Take Them to the Doctor
Take your child to see a healthcare professional right away. It is essential to get a proper diagnosis and have your child’s injuries documented officially.
Note Their Behaviour and Mood
Because young children often cannot fully express their feelings after an accident, it is important to pay attention to the way that their behaviour and mood fluctuates as a result of the accident because this may indicate severity of injury, depression, or PTSD. Note any changes in mood and behaviour down so that you have a written record.
Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer
Before submitting your child’s injury claim, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in dealing with ICBC claims. At Hoogbruin & Company, our personal injury lawyers have been dealing with ICBC for decades, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.