When a child is injured in a car accident, the effects may not be fully apparent for years to come. Settling quickly with ICBC may not be in your child's best interest, and independent legal advice can ensure your child's rights are protected. At Michael Golden Law Corporation, Michael and our experienced legal team can advise you on your rights and provide options for legal action.
From our office in Burnaby, we serve clients throughout the Vancouver area.
Unique Aspects of a Child Accident Claim
In BC, special rules apply to legal actions taken on behalf of children. Any settlement with ICBC is subject to approval by a court or the Public Guardian and Trustee of British Columbia, and funds are held in trust for the child until he or she reaches the age of majority of 19 years. Compared to adults, children have more time to file legal claims for their injuries, since the clock does not start ticking on their ability to file claims until they have turned 19, unless they have received a notice on behalf of the party who is responsible for their injuries.
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Securing Benefits for Your Child
At our law firm, we understand the emotional devastation experienced by parents when their child is injured in an accident. Michael and the rest our team have advised Vancouver families about their child accident claims, and our lawyers have provided them with both compassion and sound legal advice. Since the full extent of your child's injuries may not appear for some time, you need a law firm dedicated to your case for the long term.
Contact Us — Burnaby Child Injury Compensation Lawyers
To speak with us about your child's legal needs following an accident, whether as part of an ICBC claim or lawsuit for serious injuries, contact us online or call us at 604-259-1698, toll free at 877-894-6640. We do not charge for our first consultation, so meeting with Michael and our team is risk-free. If you require service in a language other than English, we can consult in Vietnamese, Mandarin and Cantonese and we can arrange for translation services in other languages.