The unexpected loss of a loved one can leave a family with undue emotional and financial hardship. If someone you love has passed as a result of negligence, you may be able to recover damages that may help you and your family recover from the loss, and hopefully move forward.
What is Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit that can be filed by the survivors of a deceased person when the negligent actions of another led to the decedent’s death. There are a number of scenarios for which a wrongful death claim can be brought against a liable party, including:
- Car Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Product Liability
If there is a criminal case going forward against the person or entity responsible for your loved one’s death, it is still possible to bring a civil wrongful death lawsuit against them.
Wrongful Death In Indiana
According to Indiana law, the family of a wrongful death victim can legally file a lawsuit. Wrongful death lawsuits are intended to compensate a family for the injury to the victim, as well as the loss of financial and emotional support. The survivors of a wrongful death victim can sue for medical expenses incurred for the care of the person who was injured as well as for funeral and burial expenses. The survivors can also be compensated for the earnings the decedent would have earned in the future. Determining the decedent’s future earning capacity will likely require expert testimony. Additionally, the survival statute may allow a family to recover for the loss of care, comfort and society as a result of the death of their loved one.
Wrongful Death Lawyer in Indianapolis
The loss of a loved one is devastating. An experienced Indiana wrongful death attorney from Ladendorf Law can assist you on getting and your family the compensation you deserve to provide some semblance of closure. For more information, contact Ladendorf Law for a free consultation now: 317.842.5800