How Much Time Do I Have to File a Lawsuit for the Injury or Death of My Child?
March 22, 2017 by Berger Lagnese, LLC
How much time do I have to file a lawsuit for the injury or death of my child?
You may be asking yourself the following question: How much time do I have to file a lawsuit for the injury or death of my child?A lawsuit for injuries to a minor (a person under the age of 18) must be filed within 2 years after the minor's 18th birthday.A lawsuit for the death of a minor, must be filed within two years from the date of the minor's death.It is also important to be aware that the parents of a minor have a claim for past and future medical expenses incurred prior to the date that their child turned 18. That claim must be brought within two years from the date of the injury. Also, if the minor’s parents have a claim for emotional distress for having witnessed the wrongful or negligent acts, that claim must be brought within two years from the date of the injury. The death of a minor can happen in a Pittsburgh hospital such as Jefferson, Forbes, or even a childrens hospital such as UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
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If you would like to talk to us about your case, you may call us at 412-471-4300 or contact us online. At Berger & Lagnese, we specialize in injury cases, and work on cases in Pittsburgh, Greensburg, Uniontown, Beaver, Erie, Washington, and all courts in Western Pennsylvania. Our office is conviently located at 310 Grant St #720, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 and our lawyers and doctor will find out how you were hurt and answer your questions. There is no cost to you.