The loss of one’s parents is one of the most tragic events a child can go through. Not only must they deal with a great deal of emotional turmoil, but life will absolutely change. They may have to change homes, live with relatives, and be put in a precarious financial situation. However, if a child lost his or her parents due to an act of negligence, the child may be able to recover compensation in a wrongful death claim.
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: