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Nobody in Indiana should ever have to go through the devastating experience of losing a loved one because of another party’s careless or reckless behavior, or as a result of another party’s intentional wrongdoing. Yet fatal injuries happen more often than most of us would like to think about, and the loss can feel immeasurable.
If you recently lost a loved one in an accident, we know how difficult it can be to think about filing a lawsuit while you are grieving. Yet we also know how critical it is to seek the financial compensation you need at this difficult time and to hold the wrongdoer accountable. An experienced Huntertown wrongful death lawyer at our firm is here to help with your case.
WHAT IS WRONGFUL DEATH?
According to Indiana law, a wrongful death is a death that has been “caused by the wrongful act or omission of another.” In a wrongful death law case, Indiana law recognizes that the decedent no longer has the ability to file a personal injury claim on his or her own behalf. Instead, the law allows another party to step into the shoes, metaphorically, of the decedent in order to seek compensation and accountability from the party responsible for the death.
Wrongful death lawsuits can arise from the same types of accidents and incidents involving negligence that lead to personal injury lawsuits, such as:
- Bicycle accidents;
- Car accidents;
- Medical malpractice;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Nursing home abuse and neglect;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Product liability lawsuits arising from product defects;
- Slips and falls, and other premises liability cases; and
- Truck accidents.
WHO CAN FILE A HUNTERTOWN WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
In a wrongful death case involving the death of an adult, the personal representative of the estate must be the one to file a wrongful death lawsuit. The personal representative can seek damages for the decedent’s surviving family members, such as a spouse or children. When a case involves a child’s wrongful death, one of the parents must file a lawsuit.
WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR A HUNTERTOWN WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT?
Most wrongful death lawsuits in Indiana must be filed within two years from the date of the deceased’s death. Failure to file a lawsuit within that time window can result in a time-barred lawsuit under Indiana law.
WHAT KINDS OF DAMAGE ARE AVAILABLE IN A WRONGFUL DEATH CASE IN HUNTERTOWN?
Damages in an Indiana wrongful death lawsuit can include both economic and non-economic compensatory damages, including but not limited to:
- Funeral and burial costs;
- Medical expenses prior to the deceased’s death;
- Lost future earnings; and
- Loss of the deceased’s love and affection.
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SEEK ADVICE FROM A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER IN HUNTERTOWN
If you lost a loved one in an accident or as a result of another party’s negligent act or omission, our dedicated Huntertown wrongful death attorneys can speak with you today about filing a wrongful death claim. Our firm is here to assist you in every way we can, and we can help you to seek a variety of damages for the losses you have experienced. Contact Delventhal Law Office LLC today online today or call our firm at (260) 484-6655 to learn more about wrongful death lawsuits in Indiana.
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At the Delventhal Law office, our Fort Wayne personal injury attorneys are committed to fighting for the rights and interests of accident victims. If you or a family member was injured because of the carelessness or recklessness of another party, we can help. Our Indiana personal injury lawyers handle a wide array of legal cases, including:
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