Minor Settlement

An application to settle a claim on behalf of a minor shall be brought by the guardian of the child's estate. If the child has no guardian, the application may be brought by one of the child's parents or by a legal custodian. The applicant must be accompanied by a current statement of an examining physician regarding the injuries sustained, the extent of the child's recovery, and the permanency of any injuries.

The court will schedule a hearing to determine whether the claim should be settled for the amount proposed. Both the injured minor and the applicant are required to appear for the hearing, and both parents of the minor must be given notice of the hearing at least seven days prior to the hearing.

22.0 APPLICATION TO SETTLE A MINOR'S CLAIM
22.1 WAIVER AND CONSENT TO SETTLE MINOR'S CLAIM
22.2 ENTRY APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF A MINOR'S CLAIM
22.3 VERIFICATION OF RECEIPT AND DEPOSIT
22.4 REPORT OF DISTRIBUTION MINOR'S CLAIM
22.5 APPLICATION TO SETTLE A CLAIM OF AN ADULT WARD
22.6 ENTRY APPROVING SETTLEMENT OF A CLAIM OF AN ADULT WARD
22.7 REPORT OF DISTRIBUTION