How can a mother recover damages for the loss of a child?

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Wrongful Death of a Child

When a child is killed in a car accident because of negligence, it is referred to as a “wrongful death.” The death of a child is a tragedy that will be felt forever. It is beyond assessing a dollar value.

So, how do you even begin to calculate the economic loss of a child? Can it be done? What are the Minnesota laws? Contact one of our Minnesota lawyers about the car accident that killed your child for compassionate legal advice.

Even though minor children do not usually contribute to the family’s finances, they do contribute in other ways. Minnesota state law allows for parents to obtain compensation for the loss of the child’s society and affection.

The definition of parent includes:

  • the birth mother
  • legally acknowledged father
  • adoptive parents
  • legal guardians

The only way a parent can recover damages for the loss of an adult child, is if the parent was receiving financial support from the adult child or if the adult child was providing a necessary care or service for the parent.

Contact Pritzker Olsen law firm and get one of our experienced Minnesota wrongful death attorneys working on your case. We will conduct our own investigation into the accident that took the life of your child. Please call 1-888-377-8900 (toll-free) or submit the free case consultation form.