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Do I Need Court Approval to Settle My Child's Personal Injury Case?

Last updated 6 years ago

It is always unfortunate when someone is injured due to another's negligence, but it is worse when a child is injured.  Injuries to children can last a lifetime.  Children may not even be aware of the extent of their injuries until they get older. 


When a child is injured, special precautions are necessary to protect the best interests of the child.  In most cases, a court must approve any settlement involving a minor.  Insurance companies will even offer to hire a lawyer to get a settlement approved.  This lawyer does not look out for the interests of the child, but of the insurance company which hires them.


McCready, Garcia & Leet have represented dozens of children who have been injured in car accidents, dog bites and other personal injury cases.  We make sure that the settlement is fair and compensates the child for their injury, taking into consideration their entire life.  Judges know when McCready, Garcia & Leet appear before them to request approval of a minor's settlement, that the minor is getting the best result possible.


If you have questions about an injury to your child, or the court approval process in general, please feel free to call our office at (773) 779-9885.  Our intial consultation is always free.


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