Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death among children ages 1 to 18, according the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). Actually, in California, unintentional injuries are the leading causes of death among all ages up to 44, and the category only drops to the third ranking for ages 45 to 64.
Wrongful death is a major issue, and each year hundreds of California families suffer while coming to terms with the devastating loss of a child. The NCIPC has also found that the leading killer of children, teens and young adults (ages 5 to 34) is motor vehicle crashes.
Fatal injuries to children caused by negligence or wrongful acts are unique when compared to all other forms of wrongful death cases. The losses a family suffers are not readily quantifiable as they are with adults (e.g., lost wages, future income, companionship, services, etc.).
The Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, Advantage
Adequately assessing losses requires the talents and experience of a skilled California wrongful death attorney. At Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, our partner attorneys have more than 60 years of combined legal experience. We have obtained more than $200 million in settlements and verdicts for injury and wrongful death clients throughout Northern and Southern California.
Call us at 800-652-6137 for a free consultation.
Our law firm proactively finances all cases that we take on. We pursue all cases on a contingency fee basis, and we thoroughly examine the intricacies of the incident and long-term effects on families with the help of experts from a range of fields, including accident reconstruction, economics, medicine and psychology.
The Death Of A Child Is Devastating — We Establish Monetary Value Sensitively
Our attorneys are compassionate, and we provide one-on-one legal care to each of our clients. Assigning monetary value to the life of your child is difficult to approach, but courts and juries are required to do so in wrongful death cases.
It is critical you work with a law firm that is extensively experienced in these matters — one that knows how to build and litigate your case to convince the court of the importance of several factors:
- Specialness of the child
- Earning potential of the child
- Relationship between the child and plaintiffs (usually parents, but could be other guardians)
- Health, age and circumstances of the plaintiffs
$1.5 Million Settlement To Plaintiff Parents Of A Baby Who Suffered A Mysterious Death While Under The Supervision Of A Family-Owned Day Care Center
The parents dropped off the baby at the day care center while he was sleeping in his car seat. The baby was never taken out of the car seat and found dead several hours later.
The day care denied liability, but Winer, Burritt & Scott, LLP, established that if the operators of the day care would not have failed to adequately check on the baby’s vital signs, emergency aid probably could have been called for in time to save him.
$2.5 Million Settlement After A 20-Year-Old Passenger Was Killed In A Sports Car Accident
The mother of a 20-year-old woman recovered $2.5 million after her daughter was killed in an accident involving a sports car. We argued, on behalf of the mother, that the girl’s fiancé was driving the sports car negligently when he chose to drive it in excess of 115 miles per hour.
Speak With One Of Our Berkeley-Area Wrongful Death Lawyers
Contact our offices at 800-652-6137 toll free to schedule a free initial consultation with a San Francisco, Los Angeles or Oakland child death attorney. We will fight for the maximum compensation you deserve and honor the life of your child.