Wrongful Death Liability and Damages

Determining liability is an essential part of a wrongful death case. When a child dies due to negligence at a daycare, the child’s family can file a wrongful death claim in Rhode Island against the liable party.

Those who may be held liable in a wrongful death case include:

  • An employee or employer at the daycare center
  • The company that operates the daycare center
  • The owner of the daycare center
  • A government agency that oversees the daycare center

There are basic elements of a wrongful death case that must be proven for the family to receive compensation for their loss. These elements are:

  • The daycare facility owed you and your child a duty of care.
  • The daycare facility breached the duty of care that was owed.
  • The breach of reasonable care caused the death of your child.
  • Your family suffered damages due to the death of your child.

Damages that you may be entitled to receive in a wrongful death claim may include:

  • Medical expenses associated with the child’s death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

Contact an Attorney for Help

If your child has died after sustaining an injury at a daycare, contact an attorney immediately. An attorney can do the following to help with your wrongful death case:

  • Investigate the incident that caused your child’s death
  • Gather and preserve evidence that can show the incident was the cause of your child’s death
  • Determine liability to prove that the daycare could have prevented the incident that caused your child’s wrongful death


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.
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