For most parents, their children’s health, safety, and well-being are the most important concerns in their lives. Parents, as well as grandparents, aunts, and uncles, want to protect their children and make sure that they never come to any harm. Unfortunately, that is not always possible. Children get scrapes and bruises in the playground, from falling off of their bikes, or from any number of minor accidents that comes with exploring their world. These little hurts are easily cured by a Band-Aid and a kiss. But what happens when the injury is much more serious.
If your child has been in an accident, you may be asking what you can do to help. Starting the litigation process is daunting even for adults, and so it can be incredibly confusing and terrifying for children. Luckily, parents can be with their children through every step of the process.
When a child has been injured, and a court action may be required, a parent or guardian can be appointed to help the child get through this difficult and complicated time. An adult who is related to or is a custodian of the injured child can apply to be their Litigation Guardian.
A Litigation Guardian is the person who will be in charge of making decisions in the child’s court action, or giving instructions to the child’s lawyer. At JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LLP,we strive to provide the best representation for all of our clients, including the youngest and most vulnerable. We work with the Litigation Guardians of our clients to figure out what are the best steps to take to protect injured children, and get the best outcome we can for their future care.
You can find out more information on Litigation Guardians at: https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/pgt/, or you can contact our offices.
If you are a parent or guardian whose child has been hurt in an accident, and you are looking for help or information, you can call us at (416) 862-7028.