Throughout your pregnancy you imagined the day when you would leave the hospital with your child. Everything was going well and the time would soon come when your child would join your family. However, someone else’s negligence took that dream away from you. Another driver’s negligence caused your accident injuries, which resulted in the death of your unborn child.
Your Emotional Recovery May Be Complicated, But Your Legal Recovery Shouldn’t Be
In some cases, you may be able to recover for the death of your unborn baby in a wrongful death lawsuit. Currently, Wisconsin law allows a parent to file a wrongful death lawsuit for the loss of an unborn child if a doctor finds that the fetus would’ve been mature enough or old enough to be viable outside of the womb. In other words, if the mother is far enough along in her pregnancy that the child would have lived if it had been born, then the parents may be able to recover damages for the death of their child.
Of course, the damages that you might recover for the wrongful death of your child are independent of any recovery for your own personal injuries that you suffered in the same crash.
Call an Experienced Milwaukee Wrongful Death Lawyer To Learn More
If you have suffered the death of a unborn child who may have been able to survive had he or she been born then it is important to contact an experienced Wisconsin wrongful death lawyer today at 800-800-5678 to find out more about your rights and possible recovery.