Indiana Wrongful Death Attorneys Serving Families in Auburn
Nobody should ever have to go through the devastating and life-altering experience of losing a loved one in an avoidable accident. Yet serious and deadly injuries occur much more often than you might think, and a serious injury can happen suddenly and without any warning. While many preventable deaths result from another party’s negligence, wrongful deaths can also result from somebody else’s intentional wrongdoing. Whether you lost a loved one as a result of an unintentional accident or because of another party’s intentionally harmful act, an experienced Auburn wrongful death lawyer at the Delventhal Law Office LLC can help you to move forward with a wrongful death claim.
What is Wrongful Death Law in Auburn, Indiana?
Wrongful death law in Indiana is closely related to personal injury law, yet there are some important distinctions. In personal injury law, Indiana recognizes that an injured person has a right to seek compensation from a negligent or otherwise at-fault party for injuries. Yet when a person dies as a result of injuries caused by another person’s negligent or intentionally wrongful act, the injured person is not alive to seek compensation and to hold the at-fault party accountable. Here is where wrongful death law comes into play.
In a wrongful death lawsuit in Auburn, Indiana wrongful death law allows the personal representative of the fatally injured person to step into their shoes, so to speak, in order to file a claim for financial compensation.
Damages in an Auburn Wrongful Death Lawsuit
When a personal representative files a wrongful death lawsuit in or around Auburn, Indiana, it may be possible to obtain a variety of compensatory damages for the surviving family members.
Compensatory damages include economic damages (or those designed to compensate for direct financial losses like lost wages or hospital bills) as well as non-economic damages (or those designed to compensate for subjective losses (such as loss of affection from the deceased). When a court awards compensatory damages, those damages may include compensation for the following:
- Deceased’s medical or hospital bills after the injury but prior to death;
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Loss of the deceased’s future earnings (for surviving family members); and/or
- Loss of the deceased’s love and affection (for surviving family members).
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Timetable for a Wrongful Death Claim in Auburn
Under Indiana’s wrongful death law, the statute of limitations is two years. In other words, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years from the date of the deceased’s death in order for the court to award damages.
Contact Our Auburn Wrongful Death Lawyers for Assistance
If you recently lost a loved one as a result of another party’s wrongful act or omission, you should get in touch with an experienced wrongful death attorney in Auburn as soon as possible to find out about your options for seeking financial compensation. It may be possible to move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit. Contact the Delventhal Law Office LLC online today or call our firm at (260) 484-6655 for more information about getting started on a wrongful death claim.
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