Yes, you can sue for the wrongful death of your child if a person or company is at fault and the law permits a lawsuit in cases like yours. This is the case even if your son or daughter is over 18 years of age.
Our law firm has won settlements for families against drivers, transportation companies, daycare providers, school districts, food companies, makers of defective children’s products, restaurants, and others.
If you have lost your child, we are so sorry. No parent should have to live through what you are going through right now.
We want you to know that you do not have to walk this road alone, that you can talk with an attorney at our law firm to find out what to do next. Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman have helped many parents get answers, compensation, and justice. You can use the form below to contact Fred and Eric for a free consultation.
Representative Child Wrongful Death Cases
School Bus Accident
Attorney Fred Pritzker represented the family of a six-year-old boy who was killed after getting off of a school bus. The young boy was coming home from school, and the bus driver dropped him off. The bus driver became distracted and turned his head toward the back of the bus. When he turned his head forward again, he didn’t see the child and assumed that the child had cleared. The bus driver then pulled forward, striking the child. We settled the case for a confidential amount.
E. coli Food Poisoning
Eric Hageman represented a family whose child died from HUS kidney failure caused by an E. coli infection he got from his daycare building. Although in most of our E. coli cases we know the food that was contaminated, in this case, the specific source of the infection was not found. Eric still proved the daycare was at fault and won a large settlement for the family. This case prompted better safety guidance for daycare facilities in the state.
The family of a boy who drowned in a school district pool during gym hired Fred and attorney Eric Hageman after the school denied fault. The little boy could not swim but ended up in the deep end, playing king of the hill with the other elementary school children. The only adult watching a class of children in a swimming pool, some of whom could not swim, was the gym teacher, who, Fred and Eric discovered, was watching his electronic devices, not the children.
Fred and Eric took this case and proved it was a wrongful death, one caused by the extreme negligence of a teacher and school district. Yes, you can sue a school district for wrongful death and win.
What Happens When There is a Settlement?
What typically happens after a settlement is that notice is given to all of the next of kin:
- surviving siblings
- aunts and uncles
- other family members as outlined in the state’s wrongful death statutes.
In the end, what usually happens is that the bulk of the money goes to the parents and surviving siblings.
What we see parents doing for their surviving children is using the money in such a way that it benefits the kids when they get older. In many cases, our attorneys work with a financial planner to help the parents establish a good plan for themselves and for their children. The one thing that can come out of this is that a parent can see the money used to honor the memory of their child and to see it used for something that is really positive.
Attorneys at our firm have been interviewed and quoted by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Lawyers USA, and others. To contact one of our attorneys, please call 1-888-377-8900.