Protecting The Best Interests Of You And Your Child
Children have no legal say in their own treatment or compensation after an accident. As the parent of a child who has been injured, there are many things you need to take into account as you pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
At Sheryl Burke Law, we focus on handling accident cases involving children. Because of this experience, we understand the Georgia statutes that govern awards made to children and how they need to be managed. We know the negative effects that your child can suffer as a result of the accident. Whether your child has a playground injury or was hit by a car, we help you plan so you can anticipate the needs of your child and how any potential award will affect his or her future.
Guardianships And Conservatorships For Your Child’s Estate
Any award of compensation that is less than $15,000 does not require a conservator to oversee the financial interests of your child. As your child’s parent, you are considered to be a “natural guardian” and can act in your child’s best interests.
If the award is more than $15,000, a conservator will be appointed to oversee the management of your child’s award until he or she turns 18. You may be eligible to be your child’s conservator.
Decatur Child Accident Attorneys
A child’s body heals differently than an adult’s body because your child is still growing. A serious injury can affect your child’s growth and cause permanent damage. If your child is out of school for an extended period of time, he or she will have to make up that time both socially and at school.
Our Atlanta lawyers sit down with you and discuss all aspects of your child’s case and how you need to manage it as a parent. We will be with you every step of the way, from the day you file your lawsuit to the day your case is resolved.
We look at the potential award and determine the best course of action to preserve your child’s wealth. That may involve a conservatorship or it may be a structured settlement. We will look at your child’s future needs and help you make the best decisions for yourself and your child.
Call Us At 800-491-9123 To Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation
Call Sheryl Burke Law or contact us online to schedule a time when we can sit down with you and your child to discuss your situation. You are never charged a fee unless you receive compensation for your injuries.