Q: If during a car accident, a child is hurt and the mother is driver of someone else vehicle . The claim against mom, why?
To reach a settlement the mother has to agree. And as it is up to the courts either the child waits till 18 to receive the money or parent is given a monthly amount to get what the child needs
A: An Oklahoma attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. If the mother was the operator of the other vehicle, then she would have a claim brought against her - but that vehicle's insurance should cover that. In terms of your second point on the settlement for a minor, it sounds like you are talking about an infant compromise order (different states could have different names for it). You should ask the attorney handling the case about the details of that - that's a separate hearing than the car accident trial and the terms are outlined in the paperwork approved by the infant comp judge. Good luck
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