12 Year Old Boy Killed While Riding Scooter
A 12-year old boy was fatally struck by a vehicle in front of his home while riding a motorized scooter in the street. The boy was transported to Loma Linda Medical Center for treatment but was pronounced dead at the hospital. The official cause of the accident, and associated factors, are still being investigated by police.
Do the child’s parents have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit?
Possibly, yes. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the deceased party’s heirs (here the parents) bring a lawsuit to recover damages from the party or person which caused the death. Depending on the facts a lawsuit to recover damages may be appropriate.