Wrongful death claims for deceased minors can include a claim for the loss of future wages. How is this possible if the deceased child never worked a day or died while still an infant? In fact, this is the question of doubt that defense lawyers use to sow doubt or to attempt to diminish the value of a claim in the minds of juror when discussing this portion of the wrongful death claim of a minor.
However, a good wrongful death lawyer does not shy away from pursuing a future wage loss claim when representing the relatives of the deceased child when the possibility for doing so exists. What does a wrongful death lawyer do to calculate the future lost earnings of a deceased child? Admittedly, the process used is not perfect but it is a process that courts generally accept.
When calculating wage loss for a working adult, the already existing work history of the injured adult can be used to create a fairly accurate estimation of potential future earnings.