Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Dog Bites – What to do if your child is bit by a dog

A child injury case may be brought when an individual under the age of 18 is injured through no fault of their own. Child dog bite cases are especially heartbreaking as severe injuries often occur.

If your child was the victim of a dog attack, a guardian must be appointed by the District Court to pursue the claim on the child’s behalf. The court-appointed representative is usually a parent or immediate family member. Dog bite lawyer Flora Templeton Stuart will assist with this court appointment for no additional charge.

By law, any recovery your child receives for his/her dog bite injury must be held in trust until he/she is 18 years of age. Our law firm provides clients the option of establishing a trust fund, annuity or college fund to protect the money for future use by your child. Creating a trust account has many advantages including reducing tax liability and preserving your child’s Medicaid eligibility.