If your child has suffered an injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another, you will need an experienced child injury lawyer to help you with your claim. Matt Troutman of the Troutman Law Office has been a Louisville child injury lawyer since 1986 and has prosecuted many child injury claims. He will handle your claim personally from start to finish. For a free case evaluation of your child injury claim, you can call child injury lawyer Matt Troutman directly or send him a message.
Child Injury Lawyer Reminds You That Child Injury Claim Has Long Statute Of Limitations
As you are probably aware, any claim for personal injury has a time limitation. For instance, in Kentucky, a motor vehicle accident claim has a two-year time limit from the date of the last no-fault payment. However, when the claim involves a minor the law provides additional time to file a claim. The minor has until one year after the age of majority (18). As your child injury lawyer, I know it is important to present a claim as soon as practically possible, but a minor does not have the same time limits as an adult and that can be helpful in certain situations.
Child Injury Lawyer Must Obtain Court Approval Of All Minor Settlements
After your child injury lawyer has obtained a settlement from the at fault party that settlement must be approved by your local probate court. This process can delay the resolution of your claim. Additionally, if the settlement exceeds $10,000, a guardian must be appointed and the money must be placed into a blocked account for the child. Once the money is placed in a blocked account, no money can be withdrawn without an order from the probate court. If the settlement is below $10,000, the settlement simply needs to be approved by the probate court and it may or may not be required to be placed in a blocked account. The Troutman Law Office, as your child injury attorney, will file the necessary probate papers to have your settlement approved and placed in a blocked account. Your child will be able to obtain this money when they reach 18 years of age.
If your child has been injured due to the negligence of another in or near Louisville Kentucky, you have legal rights and Mr. Troutman is a child injury lawyer that can help you recover compensation for your losses. In order to contact Mr. Troutman, you can complete the contact form on this website and submit it to Mr. Troutman or you can call him directly. Call today and win against the insurance companies.