Should wait as a minor until18 to file a injury lawsuit? | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

No – for several reasons. It can be hard to collect evidence of the injury after many years; finding all medical records and bills can be challenging; and witnesses to the accident could be deceased. You do not need to wait until you are 18 to file your lawsuit, per Virginia Code 8.01-8. You can use a parent as your ‘best friend,’ per the law.