Nothing can take away the pain felt after losing a loved one. But when you’ve lost them at the hands of someone else’s negligence, you are within your right to be compensated. By hiring our Columbus wrongful death lawyer, you can protect that right and work towards getting justice in your case.
Our team at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers have over 400 years of combined legal experience in personal injury law. We work cases across Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, and nothing compares to the devastation of a wrongful death case. When it comes to rectifying your loved one’s death, you could use a compassionate law firm that is willing to put your family first.
Understanding Columbus, Indiana Wrongful Death Laws
While other states allow the deceased person’s surviving family members to file a wrongful death lawsuit, Indiana law requires that the personal representative of the deceased’s estate files the suit. If the deceased did not appoint a personal representative in their will (or if they did not have one), the court will assist in appointing one.
Wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years from the date of your loved one’s death.
After this time, the evidence needed to prove negligence may be lost or unusable, and the court may not hear the case. In rare cases, the court will make exceptions. Our attorneys can go over the deadlines that govern your case.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Columbus-IN, call 800-333-9999
Compensation for Surviving Family Members of Wrongful Death Victims
The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to recover compensation for your loved one’s death. If successful, you will be awarded damages to be paid to the deceased person’s estate or to their surviving spouse, children, or parent(s). Recoverable damages can include:
- Loss of companionship or care
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of services (childcare, housework, etc.)
- Loss of prospective inheritance
Individuals (other than the deceased’s immediate family) seeking compensation must prove that they have suffered a compensable loss due to the death.
Our wrongful death lawyers can help you calculate your damages using income statements, medical bills, and other financial records. We’ve helped our clients recover $1 billion in settlements, and you can be sure we’ll fight for maximum compensation for you.
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Benefits of Hiring Our Columbus Wrongful Death Lawyer
Navigating a wrongful death lawsuit after the tragic loss of your loved one will be difficult. Our attorneys can help put your mind at ease by representing you in your case.
Here are a few ways our team can help you.
Navigating the Legal Process
As personal injury lawyers, we have in-depth knowledge of Indiana wrongful death laws and experience with the Columbus court systems. We know what it takes to build a strong legal argument, how to establish negligence, and what fair compensation should look like.
With this experience, we can help you navigate the legal process efficiently and help your case move forward without any mishaps.
Negotiating a Fair Settlement
Settlements are common in wrongful death cases. If you are offered a settlement by the at-fault party’s insurance company or another representative, our attorneys can look over the paperwork to ensure you’re getting a fair settlement for your case. If we believe that you can get a better settlement, we will negotiate on your behalf.
A wrongful death lawsuit often hinges upon your ability to provide proof of the at-fault party’s negligence. Our team will work to uncover evidence, including eyewitness testimony, video footage, photographs, and more.
Taking Your Case to Trial
Unfortunately, not all cases come to a settlement both parties can agree on. If necessary, our lawyers will take your case to trial and present your case to the jury.
The Cost of Hiring Our Wrongful Death Lawyer
The financial impact of an unexpected death is steep, but that doesn’t mean you should have to sacrifice seeking legal counsel. That’s why we don’t charge any upfront fees or costs when you retain our services.
In fact, unless we’re successful in your case, you won’t pay anything at all. This gives you the opportunity to exercise your right to compensation while also protecting your financial wellbeing.
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Liability in a Wrongful Death Case
Wrongful deaths can happen for many reasons, and liability for your case will depend on the circumstances of your case, including the following:
If your loved one died in an automobile accident, our team will investigate what or who caused the accident. You may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit if the other driver was intoxicated, was driving recklessly, or disobeyed traffic laws. Police reports and other evidence will help us determine liability.
If your loved one died under the care of a physician, there may be cause for a wrongful death lawsuit. Medical malpractice can happen when a doctor fails to properly diagnose a patient, performs a surgical error, or is otherwise negligent.
An Intentional Killing
If your loved one’s death was intentional, our attorneys can help you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit alongside criminal proceedings. The civil and criminal cases are separate, so we can continue with your case even if the perpetrator becomes incarcerated.
Choose a Wrongful Death Law Firm that Cares
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, we have been fighting wrongful death cases for over 25 years. We’re committed to getting justice for victims and their families by pursuing fair financial compensation. Our clients trust us because of our commitment to excellence and hands-on approach. When you hire us to represent you, you’ll get:
- Access to bilingual attorneys and paralegals
- 400 years of combined legal experience
- An in-house litigation team
- No upfront legal fees or costs unless we’re successful in your case
- No cost, no-obligation consultation
If you’ve lost a loved one due to negligence, contact our team today to discuss the facts of your case in Bartholomew County.