Child Injury Accidents in Florida

Injury Law

Child Injury Accidents in Ft. Lauderdale / Miami

If your child is injured in an accident, such as a car crash, the process of seeking compensation can be more complex than for adults. In Florida, a child under the age of 18 cannot independently claim compensation. Instead, a parent or legal guardian must take legal action on their behalf. Attorney Gabriel J. Carrera, based in Fort Lauderdale, is here to guide and assist you through this process.

Child Injury Lawsuits in Florida

Florida’s child injury laws enable parents and guardians to file claims for their injured children. The extent of court involvement in the claim depends on the settlement amount:

Settlements Under $15,000: No court approval required, but parents or guardians are expected to utilize the funds in the child’s best interest.

Settlements Over $15,000: Court approval is necessary. A Petition for Approval of Settlement must be filed, detailing the case specifics and negotiated considerations. The court ensures the settlement serves the child’s best interests.

Court Involvement in Child Injury Settlements

In cases where a settlement exceeds $15,000, the funds are typically placed in a restricted annuity or bank account under guardianship. Withdrawals require a court order, ensuring the money is used appropriately for the child’s needs.

Legal Support from Attorney Gabe Carrera

As a parent, your primary concern is your child’s well-being, especially if they’ve been injured in an accident. While the legal process can be intricate, especially with significant claims requiring court involvement, having the right legal support is crucial.

Attorney Gabriel J. Carrera offers comprehensive legal services for child injury claims in Florida:

Dedicated Legal Guidance: We provide clear, informed guidance on Florida’s child injury laws, ensuring you understand every step of the legal process.

Claim Management: Our team manages all aspects of your claim, from filing to negotiating settlements, even in complex cases requiring court approval.

Court Advocacy: If court involvement is necessary, we represent your child’s best interests, ensuring the settlement is fair and beneficial.

Personalized Assistance: We understand each case is unique, offering tailored support to meet your child’s specific needs.

Compassionate Service: Recognizing the emotional toll of child injuries, we handle your case with empathy and dedication.

Contact Attorney Gabe Carrera

For dedicated legal assistance with a child injury claim in Florida, reach out to Attorney Gabe Carrera. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and explore the best course of action. Contact us at [email protected] or call our office. Let us help you secure the justice and compensation your child deserves.

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Injury Law in Florida is the branch of law that assists people who have been harmed due to someone else’s negligence or deliberate actions.

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