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FAQ: Claims for Children

My child was a passenger in a car crash. What should I do?

Sad little kid boy sitting in car in traffic jam during going for summer vacation with his parents. Tired, exhausted child not happy about journey.When a child is injured in a car crash, it becomes incredibly important to preserve the evidence by documenting the impact of your child’s injuries. Children aren’t always able to articulate their feelings, which means it is important to also document any changes in their behaviour or mood.

Children’s claims generally span for many years which is why documenting the evidence of their injuries is particularly important.


How long does my child have to make a personal injury claim? 

The two-year limitation period (expiry date) for filing a personal injury claim begins on your child’s 19th birthday. This means that the deadline is effectively your child’s 21st birthday.


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