Can an infant receive a long-term disability settlement?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Grieg v. National Trust Co. Ltd., 1998 CanLII 4239 (BC SC):

Settlements structured for infants can take the form of payments to be made periodically, past the age of majority. In Beatty v. Pequin (1990), 49 B.C.L.R. (2d) 379, Hutchison J. approved such a settlement, but noted, Prima facie an infant has the right to receive her damages when she reaches age 19 (or earlier pursuant to Section 12 of the Infants Act if circumstances so necessitate).

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