How Long To Sue For Child Injury MN Lawyers


Our lawyers have represented many children throughout Minnesota who were injured in an accident. When a parent calls our office to speak with a lawyer, one of the questions is how long the does the child have to sue? What is the time limit or statute of limitations for a child’s lawsuit in Minnesota? Parents obviously want the best for their child and don’t want to jeopardize their child’s rights.

Statute of Limitation Child Injury
Statute of Limitation Child Injury

The answer mostly depends on the type of accident that caused the child’s injury.  In many Minnesota cases, the answer is that the child has 6 years, or until his or her 19 birthday, whichever comes last.  This time limit for a lawsuit would apply to a car accident case, dog bite, and many others.  However, there may be some cases where the time limit to sue is shorter, for example certain injuries on another person’s property or medical malpractice cases. Each case is different, and how long a child has to sue for an accident injury in MN really depends on the facts of the particular case.

If your child has been injured in an accident, call us and speak with a lawyer for a free consultation.  We will discuss your case in detail to determine the statute of limitations for your child. An experienced attorney will advise you of your rights so your child receives all appropriate compensation. In addition to current medical bills, we look carefully at the child’s future needs.  For example, in a concussion case, the first concussion may heal well but leave the child more susceptible to future injury. Similarly, a scar may not be a big deal to a five year old, but can become a very big deal to a teenager.