Infant and Child Claims
Children under the age of 19 are considered “infants” in British Columbia for the purpose of litigation. A “Litigation Guardian” – usually the infant’s parent or legal guardian – will give instructions to the infant’s lawyer. In order to protect infants from settlements that are against their interest, the Public Guardian and Trustee must approve all settlements for infants’ cases.
- What we can do to help
We work with the Litigation Guardian to find a settlement that is in the best interests of the infant. An infant’s injuries can have a major effect on their family, and we will help you by handling all of the legal work for your case so that you can focus on your family.