The state of Indiana allows the heirs or representative of a lost loved one to file a lawsuit for monetary damages. To determine what those damages may be, several factors are important, such as:
How much money was earned by the deceased?
How much money was saved by the deceased?
Were the survivors financially dependent on the deceased and, if so, to what degree?
Other factors taken into consideration are expenses incurred by the survivors for final medical/funeral expenses and loss of love and companionship.
Legal actions for wrongful death are often times quite complex, particularly when several negligent parties contributed to your loved one’s death. In some cases, suits may be settled before the matter goes to trial. Others may result in a court case and a verdict. We understand that no amount of money can ever compensate for your loss, but assistance can be obtained by the survivors of the deceased with financial compensation and bring the responsible party to justice.
The grief of losing a loved one is very overwhelming and seeking legal advice to determine what your legal rights are may not feel like an urgent issue you are ready to face. Please be advised that wrongful death cases are subject to a statute of limitations on filing for compensation. This means you only have a specific period within which to file your lawsuit or you could lose your right to recovery.
When a loved one has died as a result of the negligence of another, you can count on respect, results, and expertise from the The Law Office of Mitchell E. Pippin, P.C. I will fight for your rights, and I will do so while giving you the personal attention you deserve. To begin an evaluation of your case, contact me for a free initial consultation and I can assist you in understanding your options and protecting your interests. I will only collect a fee and recover expenses if we receive a verdict or settlement for you.