Robert Edens ‘Bob’ is an award-winning Lake County motor vehicle accident attorney with over 20 years of experience fighting for victims of negligent drivers. His Antioch personal injury law firm will provide you with the legal advice you NEED to answer your questions and explain your options.
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The question of whether or not a minor can be sued does not have a straightforward answer. It is not as simple as the question “can you enforce a contract with a minor?” Which is a simple no.
Laws vary from state to state. According to the Illinois State Bar Association, the first distinction is the age of majority vs. the age of a minor. It varies for individual situations. For example, a person 18 years of age is able to vote, join the military, and enter into contracts but not purchase or consume alcohol. Additionally, a 16-year-old who has obtained a driver’s license can be held responsible for injuries or property damages if they are found to be at fault for a car accident.
However, in any case, in which a minor cannot be sued, their parent(s) or the person that is legally responsible for them can be, and often is. If you, or your minor child, have had a civil lawsuit filed against them, I highly suggest consulting an attorney. This is a gray area of the law and you need an experienced attorney to protect the rights of both the minor child and their guardian(s). Please call me for a free case evaluation today.
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Award Winning Author and Attorney Bob Edens’ Book, “The Rule of 5s and How THEY Will Sabotage Your Case,” ™ is a Step-by-Step Guide for Personal Injury Victims
In The Rule of 5s and How THEY Will Sabotage Your Case,™ Bob explains the ins and outs of the injury claims process from the time of injury to the time of settlement or trial. Bob provides basic facts about:
- The filing of the claim and negotiation from start to finish.
- How to negotiate a settlement for injuries sustained from a wide variety of cases including all types of auto accidents, dog bite cases, pedestrian cases, etc.
- Tips on how to deal with adjusters and avoid the pitfalls and traps they hope you fall into.
- Tips on how to determine the value of your injuries.
- An overview of questions and legal issues that most personal injury victims have.
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