There is truly nothing more traumatic for a parent than to lose a child in a preventable accident and there is truly no words to express the grief over the death of a child. William Shakespeare wrote about the matter:
“Grief fills the room up of my absent child, Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, Puts on his pretty look, repeats his words, Remembers me of his gracious parts, stuffs out his vacant garments with his form.”
This time it was a horrific bus accident in California that claimed the lives of five teens and severely injured many more. The teens were passengers on a bus that was on the way to visit a college when a FedEx truck lost control and crashed head-on into them. More than 30 teens were taken to this hospital with severe injuries. Among the dead were adults and students, a recently engaged man who worked with autistic children along with his fiancée, who was chaperoning the trip. Also an admissions counselor dedicated to helping low-income students get into college. One of the teens killed was a high school football player taking a college tour. Another was a 17-year-old girl who left behind a twin.
As personal injury lawyers we have dealt with many child injuries and in some tragic cases the wrongful death of a child. Child injuries and deaths are handled differently in the courts as they are still minors. It is imperative that parents with injured children receive proper compensation to help cover large medical bills, any permanent scarring and pain and suffering as they child may require long-term or even life-long medical care. Even more traumatic is a courtroom experience for a parent who is grieving the loss of a child. No amount of money can bring back a child but it can supply lost income while grieving, cover funeral expenses along with any other needs during this difficult time. Please take a moment to read our “Child Injury Report” it answers many questions such as,
- What is the legal process for filing a personal injury claim for a minor?
- What can be recovered for a permanent injury, scar, or catastrophic injury?
- Can the money recovered be used for medical bills or expenses, and when?
- Who controls the interest earned before the injured teen turns 18?