The man’s 14-year-old daughter was killed and his 15-year-old daughter was injured while walking along a highway on their way to a school bus stop last year.
The school district changed their program, in which students used to be picked up in front of their homes and are now picked up at bus stop stations.
The wrongful death lawsuit is seeking $10 million on behalf of the young girl’s death.
Recognizing the Value of Family in Fatal Accidents
In most wrongful death cases, the estate and certain surviving family members will have a claim for damages. The estate is typically allowed to claim damages for the decedent’s lost earnings, medical expenses, funeral expenses, and conscious “pain and suffering” experienced by the decedent before death. Certain surviving family members may also have individual claims for damages as a result of the decedent’s death, including loss of consortium (i.e., destruction of the relationship) and emotional distress.
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