California Child Fatality Accident Claims
California child fatality accident claims are some of the most tragic incidents that can befall a family. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the leading cause of death among children age one to 18 is unintentional injury leading to death. Accidental death to children happens at a rate triple that of any disease or infection, and over five times the amount of any other event that could lead to death. In 2013, the CDC reports that over 15,000 deaths due to unintentional injury occurred in the United States within this age group.Accidental Deaths
The leading cause of accidental deaths among this age group is due to car accidents. This is followed by drowning, defective products, and then negligent actions by another person. All of these acts are unintentional, but lead to the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that the death of your child is the result of a negligent action of another person or business, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses.Accidental Death Attorney
We understand that seeking compensation for the death of your loved one will not bring you emotional relief. We also understand that it will not give you what you desire most, the return of your lost loved one. However, seeking compensation for the loss of your loved one will help you cover the expenses associated with their death and hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
As wrongful death attorneys, we know that this is a very difficult time for you. We approach this subject with care and compassion, and try to make the process as easy on you as possible. We understand.Who Can Sue for Accidental Death in California
In the State of California, a person may seek compensation for a death of a loved one if they are the spouse, children, or parents of the deceased. Of course, each case is distinctly different and only your attorney can explain which family members have the right to seek compensation based on the facts of your case.
If the case is based on the loss of a child, the parents, and sometimes the siblings, have the right to seek compensation.Forms of Compensation in a Wrongful Death Case
California law allows the following forms of compensation in a wrongful death case:
- Economic Damages
- Cost of funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of economic contributions to the family
- Loss of household contributions (chores or other responsibilities handled by that person)
- Non-Economic Damages. Loss of love, companionship and care, and loss of society based upon the relationship between the parent or sibling and the child prior to death. California law may also award additional compensation based on the facts of the case. It is important to speak to an attorney about the facts surrounding the case to determine which forms of compensation you are entitled to under state law.
Anyone experiencing the trauma of an accidental death in their family must take into account that there are time limits on how long you have to file a claim for compensation. If you have lost a loved one, you are encouraged to speak to an attorney as soon as possible to determine your rights as a survivor of an accidental death.Speak to an Accidental Death Attorney
In an effort to protect the rights of all people that have suffered a loss due the negligent act of another person or business, including the loss of a loved one to accidental death, our law firm works on a contingency basis. This means that there are never any legal fees up front. This ensures that everyone, regardless of economic standing, can have quality legal representation in their time of need.