Our hearts go out to you at the loss of your child. The pain must be unbearable. If your loss was due to negligence, we want to help. Call TSR Injury Law at 612-TSR-TIME. We will support you in your fight for justice.
Wrongful Death of a Child Laws
It is difficult for the court to quantify the economic loss for the death of a child. There are no wages to consider and a minor child does not usually contribute to the family’s finances. A child contributes in other ways, though. In the state of Minnesota, parents can recover for the loss of the child’s companionship and affection.
Parents who can recover for the death of a child include:
- the child’s mother
- the child’s acknowledged father
- the child’s adoptive parents
- legal guardians
An adult child is a different circumstance. When an adult child suffers a wrongful death, the parents have a beneficiary claim if the adult child had been contributing money to the parents’ household or providing valuable services to the parents. In addition, the parents can file a pecuniary loss claim. Pecuniary loss includes loss of advice, care, comfort, and companionship. Whether the adult child was married can affect the parents’ right to file a wrongful death claim.
Minnesota Wrongful Death Attorney
It is vital to have dynamic, thorough representation in a Minnesota Wrongful Death Claim. Call 612-TSR-TIME or submit our free contact form. Our partners are skilled, aggressive litigators with years of experience and millions recovered for victims.