There’s nothing as heart-wrenching as the loss of a child. In addition to the grief and heartache that results from such a tragedy, there is also the significant financial impact that a sudden death can have on a family. If you have lost a child as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, there are ways to hold the at-fault parties accountable.
What Is a Wrongful Death?
“Wrongful death” refers to a fatality that is caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. For example, if a child runs into traffic and is struck by a vehicle driven by a motorist who took precautions to avoid the collision, it may not amount to wrongful death. However, if the driver was unable to avoid the collision because they were speeding, distracted, impaired by drugs or alcohol, or otherwise negligent, the family may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
What Are Examples of Child Wrongful Death?
Here are examples of incidents involving children, which could potentially lead to wrongful death claims:
- A fatal auto accident or pedestrian accident.
- Medical negligence that leads to the child’s death.
- A swimming pool accident on someone else’s property or on someone else’s watch.
- Accidents at the child’s daycare.
- Injuries caused by defective toys or nursery products (such as cribs, mattresses, high chairs, play pens, etc.).
- Injuries caused by faulty car seats which fail to protect the child in the event of a crash.
- Playground equipment that is poorly constructed or maintained.
Why Should I File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Going to court may be the last thing on your mind, but a wrongful death claim can ensure that the at-fault party is held accountable. A successful claim can result in financial compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses and pain and suffering. An experienced Atlanta child wrongful death attorney can explore your options. Grant Law Office can help.
You can reach us at (866) 249-5513.