Can I Bring A Lawsuit For My Daughter?

My 10-year old daughter was hurt in a car wreck.  Her dad and I are divorced.  Can I file a lawsuit on her behalf?

Yes, if you are the custodial parent you are permitted to bring a lawsuit on your daughter’s behalf.  If you are not the custodial parent the appropriate person to bring the lawsuit is your daughter’s father ( I assume that he is the custodial parent).  

Even if you are the custodial parent and have the right to file suit, you should work with the child’s father and try to maintain a united front in the litigation.

If a custodial parent refuses to file a lawsuit for a child and the non-custodial parent believes that a lawsuit should be filed, an experienced personal injury  lawyer can explain the steps you must take to assert the claim.

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