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Common Causes of Long Beach Child Wrongful Death

By Joseph Low on March 14, 2016

Unfortunately, accidents are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 18. Thousands of children die in accidents nationwide each year. What makes these situations even more tragic is that many of accidents that lead to wrongful deaths are preventable. A wrongful death claim may hold the negligent parties accountable for your loss.

Causes of Child Wrongful Death

Over the years, The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV has helped many families grieving after the loss of a child. Here are the most common causes of wrongful deaths involving children we’ve seen:

  • Car accidents
  • Bike accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premises accidents (drowning, falls, etc.)
  • Defective products (car seats, strollers, etc.)
  • Firearm accidents
  • Burns/electrocutions
  • Household chemical poisoning
  • Playground accidents

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim After Losing a Child?

According to California law, only close family members can file a wrongful death claim after the loss of a child. While a wrongful death claim won’t change your devastating loss, it can help bring closure to your difficult situation. Family members who can pursue a wrongful death claim are:

  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Grandparents
  • Legal guardians

Compensation for a Long Beach Child Wrongful Death Claim

No matter the cause of a child’s death, there is one overwhelming fact: these situations are tragic. The circumstances that lead to a child’s death are wide-ranging and unique to each situation. While there is no way a lawyer can determine what your case may be worth, an experienced Long Beach child wrongful death attorney can pursue compensation for the following:

  • The child’s pain and suffering experienced before they died
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost companionship
  • Lost future companionship
  • Pain and suffering of surviving family members

Contact an Experienced Long Beach Wrongful Death Attorney

The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV is here for Southern California families during the difficult time after losing a child. We can help guide your wrongful death claim from the first call to a settlement that helps your family move on. Call us today at (888) 454-5569.

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