If a child under the age of 18 was injured as a passenger, they will need someone to act on their behalf to bring a claim. If you act for them, you will be known as their ‘Litigation Friend’.
Parents, or guardians, in daily contact with the child will often make the best Litigation Friends. Ideally, the driver of the vehicle in which the child was a passenger should not act as their Litigation Friend. This is because a ‘conflict of interest’ can arise if it becomes necessary to claim any or all compensation from the driver’s insurance company.
Please make us aware of any young children involved in the accident when you discuss the case with us. We can also explain further what acting as a Litigation Friend will entail.