A wrongful death claim may be brought for the death of a minor child in the state of Oklahoma. Damages that are recoverable for the death of a minor child include medical and burial expenses, loss of companionship of the child, and destruction of the parent-child relationship. Contact Nix Law Group in Edmond, Oklahoma to learn more about the specifics of filing a wrongful death claim.
Under Oklahoma law, a wrongful death claim may be brought for the death of a minor child. There are certain damages that are recoverable for the death of a minor child and these are all specified in the statute. They include medical and burial expenses, they include the loss of companionship and love and affection of the child, they include destruction of parent-child relationship. Also parents may recover for the loss of the money they spent in support of the child from the time of his or her birth until the date of death. They also may recover the loss of anticipated support from the child. In some cases, you may also recover punitive damages. Punitive damages are not recoverable in most cases, they are only recoverable in cases where the conduct of the person who caused the wrongful death, or the company that caused the wrongful death was grossly negligent. If you have more questions about wrongful death or personal injury matters, give us a call at Nix Law Group at 1-405-509-2000, or visit us at our Web site, http://www.oklahomainjurylaw.com.