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The Rohrstaff Law Firm

The Rohrstaff Law Firm

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Q
Does the child bring the claim herself?

A
No. A child under the age of 18 years cannot legally bring a lawsuit or make a claim. In Virginia, the lawsuit is made by the "next friend" of the child, usually one or both parents.

In fact, the child cannot choose her own lawyer; that, too, is up to the parents or other adult who has authority to act on the child's behalf.
Sandra Rohrstaff
Virginia Child Injury and Elder Abuse Attorney