Q: My 5 year old son was injured in a car accident. If we bring a claim, can it be settled out of Court?
A: Although the case can be settled, it must be done in Court under the supervision of a judge, who must approve the settlement and issue what is known as an "Infant Compromise Order." The judge will review the settlement, see your child, review the medical reports, and decide whether the settlement is in the best interests of the child and provided adequate compensation for your son's injuries.
A: All settlements involving infants require court approval
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