Can I Sue on Behalf of My Child in Maryland?

As a parent, you do everything to protect your child. Unfortunately, this is not always enough, as you cannot prevent the negligence of others. If your child was recently injured in an accident due to no fault of his or her own, there is a very good chance that you are now seeking financial compensation on behalf of your child. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorneys to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if my child is injured in an accident?

If your child is injured in an accident, you should take the following steps to document the incident to satisfy the burden of proof:

  1. Call the police. They will send an ambulance to the scene.
  2. If your child was injured in an auto accident, get the other driver’s insurance information. If your child was injured on someone else’s property, notify the property owner/store manager of the incident.
  3. Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
  4. Ask any witnesses for their contact information.
  5. Once your child receives medical treatment, ensure you receive all documentation/bills concerning his or her injuries.
  6. Retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney.

Can I sue on behalf of my child if he is injured?

Fortunately, you can. Personal injury claims for children are twofold: the first part is for economic damages, meaning you can sue for the monetary damages brought on by the incident, such as medical bills, the cost of in-home care, and more. The second part of these lawsuits is non-economic damages, which include very real, though intangible damages, such as loss of enjoyment of life, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and more. Our firm can fight for the compensation your child deserves and needs to heal.

How long will I have to sue on behalf of my child in Maryland?

After an injury, if you wish to sue on behalf of your child, you will have to do so within the state’s statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Maryland, in most cases, is three years. This means that you will have three years from the date of the incident to sue on behalf of your child. Our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process ahead. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.


The legal team at Markey & Orsi has proudly represented injured clients throughout the state of Maryland for almost 30 years. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence and require strong legal representation, contact Markey & Orsi today to schedule a consultation.

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