In this issue
- Is an Attorney Required to Present the
Minor Settlement for Approval?
- What Are the Costs and Fees For
Obtaining Court Approval for Settlement of a Minor's Insurance
- Who Pays for This Approval Process?
Hello!! Welcome to the February edition of
Settlement Central’s Newsletter. We are pleased to share this
newsletter with you, as our business is helping people get
satisfactory settlements for their personal injury claims.
In this issue, we will discuss the approval
process in dealing with minor’s injury claims.
As always, we will
post our articles on our website as they are sent out in the
Settle-It-Yourself Newsletter. Our readers will have a rich
resource available to them, our hands-on battles with the insurance
companies translate into useful and accurate information for our
Children (minors) are defined in
most states as persons under that age of 18 years. Minors are
susceptible to injury, just as adults are. However, different rules
can apply to settling their injury claim. For example, if the
liability is in dispute and there is a serious injury to a minor who
is a passenger in a car you were driving, you are not going to be
able to represent the claim because you might be one of the
defendants. If a child under the age of six is injured - for
example, in a premises liability case - the insurance company is
likely not going to be able to contend that he was comparatively
negligent. It will be presumed that a child under six is incapable
Finally, once you have negotiated and agreed upon a reasonable
settlement, there are specific rules regarding the investment and
safeguarding of minor awards, and techniques for saving on taxes and
controlling distribution in future years, called structured
settlements. Basically, you will have to petition the court to
approve your child’s settlement.
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for frequently asked questions
about Minor Settlement Approval, including:
- Is an
Attorney Required to Present the Minor Settlement for Approval?
Are the Costs and Fees For Obtaining Court Approval for
Settlement of a Minor's Insurance Injury Claim?
Pays for This Approval Process?
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