Child Injury: In the Unfortunate Event of Wrongful Death
Posted by Aubrey at January 8th, 2015
Long has the saying been known and many parents will echo the statement: “No father should ever bury his son.”
Gender aside, the quote rather speaks for itself. It is one of the most terrible things – for a child to lose his or her life. They have so much more potential and they have barely had a life to live in the first place. It is why acts, either willful or accident, that cause the wrongful death of a child are appalling and need to be addressed as such by the fullest extent of the law. According to the website of Ausband & Dumont Law, some acts that are brought by negligence – or the failure to exercise expected care – can result into fatal accidents that then bring about instances of wrongful death.
The law varies from state to state for any kind of legal claim and the rights of children are often different from adults, depending on their age. For example, any Atlanta child injury lawyer can tell you that any child in the state of Georgia aged 5-13 can be changed with contributory or comparative negligence. This is to say that they can be held liable for some of their actions and thoughts. That is not to say, however, that these children are wholly responsible for their own demise.
It is little complexities like that that further complicate what is already a horrible, traumatizing experience. Legal action against child injury is also set upon a limited time table and so the open window available to the grieving parents or guardians is quite limited. There is nothing in the world that could ever replace the life and companionship of a child but those guilty of the heinous act must be held responsible and pay recompense, in order for the now bereaved to have, at least, some measure of comfort.
In the event of a wrongful death claim, both of the child’s parents are to be given compensation for the loss of the child’s life, though this matter can get complicated if the parents are divorced. If you or your loved one is currently having to go through this difficult time, it is advisable that they acquire legal assistance immediately.