Long Beach Child Death Attorneys
The unforeseen catastrophic injury that leads to a child's wrongful death can leave families devastated, emotionally and financially. If the loss is caused by the negligent actions of another person, you have the legal right file a wrongful death claim against the responsible parties. Surviving family members often have to deal with large medical bills, funeral costs, and dealing with the loss of their child's love and companionship. In these situations, the help of an experienced Long Beach child wrongful death lawyer is necessary.
The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV is ready to give you the vigorous and compassionate legal guidance you need during this difficult time. We're here to provide the aggressive representation your family needs to seek the compensation to hold negligent parties responsible for your loss.
Contact us at (888) 454-5569.
According to the National Institutes of Health, accidents are the leading cause of death for children under 18 years old. These are the most common reported causes of wrongful death for children:
- Car accidents
- Bike accidents
- Premises liability (drowning, falls, etc.)
- Defective products (car seats, strollers, etc.)
- Firearm accidents
- Poisoning by household chemicals
- Medical malpractice
- Playground accidents
These accidents caused the wrongful deaths of thousands of children nationwide each year. What makes the situation worse is that many of these causes are preventable. The negligent or reckless actions of a person or company led directly to a child's death. A wrongful death claim can hold them accountable.
In California, close family members can file a wrongful death claim. These family members include:
- Legal guardians
A wrongful death claim isn't going to change what happened, but it can help to bring some closure to a difficult situation.
Each child injury and wrongful death case is different with its own unique circumstances. There's no way to determine what your case is going to be worth. Here are the expenses you may be able to pursue compensation for:
- Pain and suffering the child experienced before death
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Surviving family member emotional pain and suffering
According to California Code of Civil Procedure Section 335.1, 45, there is a time limit for surviving family members to bring a wrongful death claim after losing a child. The strict time limit is two years. But, there are some exemptions to the rule. In medical malpractice cases, the time limit is expanded to three years.
The Law Firm of Joseph H. Low IV is ready to provide skilled legal guidance during this rough time. Our Long Beach personal injury lawyers have helped many families pursue the compensation they need to help move on. Contact us today at (888) 454-5569.