Most parents in California and across the globe are committed to ensuring that the best interests of their children are met. For some people, this may even involve moving to a new country to start a new life. Unfortunately, a couple who has recently taken such action is now facing what is likely their worst nightmare — their son was recently the victim of a fatal accident.
The incident that led to the child’s death occurred on a day in early September. According to reports, the young boy was riding his scooter in a driveway. Unfortunately, he is said to have been struck by a sports utility vehicle driven by a 44-year-old man.
Unfortunately, the child died as a result of injuries suffered in the collision. Reports indicate that the driver did not see him. Police do not believe that alcohol or drugs were factors in the incident. It is unclear if criminal charges are expected to be filed as a result.
A fatal accident such as this leaves surviving family members with obvious emotional wounds; unfortunately, funeral expenses can often create a financial burden that families in California are often unprepared to manage. In fact, family members are working to raise funds for the family who had reportedly only moved to the country in search of a new life recently. Even with these efforts and the generosity of the community, the family may struggle. If the boy’s death was the result of negligence, the family has the option of filing a wrongful death lawsuit. An attorney with experience with such cases can help these parents understand their legal options and take appropriate action.