Selecting an Experienced Child Wrongful Death Attorney:
The laws surrounding wrongful deaths are complex and constantly evolving. In order to ensure that your case is handled properly and in a timely manner, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced and knowledgeable law firm as soon as possible.
However, the selection of an attorney in a child wrongful death case is very important because the case is a huge responsibility and can be, at the time, challenging. One challenging aspect of such a case involving the wrongful death of a child is proving the amount of damages that the parents and the estate may be entitled to receive. As I mentioned earlier, the calculation of damages may be problematic because the child’s early death occurs at a young age and it therefore may prove to be difficult to calculate any future lost earnings, and the intangible loss of love and affections sustained by both parents.
In my California child injury law practice, I am able to meet with and use focus groups to review and evaluate child wrongful death cases to:
␣ Quantify the emotional trauma;
␣ Obtain a realistic value range of the case;
␣ Demonstrate at trial or in mediation or during arbitration the loss caused by destruction of the parent-child relationship.
Proper compensation in these cases involves paying parents for the loss of a child's love, companionship, comfort, care, assistance and moral support. The death of a child is a traumatic event, and the thought of initiating a legal proceeding to preserve your legal rights as a parent can be overwhelming. However, it is important to act promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the cause of the accident, and to file a lawsuit prior to the deadline imposed by the California statute of limitations.
Mark C. Blane is a San Diego Child Injury/Accident Attorney and the managing lawyer of the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, a San Diego, California Personal Injury Law Office dedicated to representing families of minor children injured due to the negligence of others. If you or a loved one, who is a minor child, has been injured or killed in a child accident in San Diego, please order your free copy of Mr. Blane's book, The 10 Secrets You Need To Know About Your Injury Case, BEFORE You Call A Lawyer. It is full of helpful information that will help you protect your legal rights and it normally sells for $16.95. However, it is free to all California residents, or those injured in a California accident. Also, you can check out Mr. Blane's book on California child injuries called Justice for the Injured Child available for sale; this book has become a California parent's legal survival guide to their child's California accident case.