If you lost a loved one to another party’s negligent act in Indiana, you have legal options. Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers help their clients file wrongful death claims and lawsuits. Our Indiana wrongful death lawyers fight so clients can receive a financial recovery that allows, in some way, to compensate for the death of a loved one.
Due to the seriousness of these cases, it’s always a good idea to get legal counsel. Our team can help verify the guilt of the person responsible for your loved one’s death and offer support and legal advice during this difficult time.
Overview of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death occurs when the negligent actions of a third party end a person’s life. This can happen for several different reasons, including:
- Poor medical care
- Car, truck, motorcycle, or workplace accidents
- Police misconduct
- Use of defective products
- Exposure to dangerous substances or conditions
Understanding Wrongful Death Liability
Wrongful death cases warrant a thorough investigation to determine liability. To determine guilt, the client must cooperate with an attorney to present evidence to support a claim.
In a wrongful death claim, the survivors of the victim must show that the defendant acted negligently and caused the death of their loved one by acting intentionally or recklessly.
It is also necessary to prove that there are surviving beneficiaries or dependents and that the death of the victim caused damages to these family members, both financial and emotional. The attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers help their clients gather all the evidence necessary to prove these facts before a judge in court.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Indiana, call 800-333-9999
Filing Your Wrongful Death Claim
The investigation of wrongful death cases requires key witness accounts and evidence that must be recorded quickly, as memory and documents may fade or be misplaced over time.
You generally have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Indiana. This may seem like a while, but there is plenty to accomplish in that time.
Don’t wait. Allow one of our lawyers to begin building your case right away to ensure it’s a strong one that gets you compensated fairly.
What Damages Can I Recover from a Wrongful Death Action in Indiana?
When a wrongful death claim is filed with the law, survivors can be compensated for economic losses, which include the following expenses:
- Medical costs from the injuries of the deceased, such as hospitalization, ambulance services, medications, medical accessories, exams, medical appointments, and rehabilitation therapies, among others
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of general income
- Loss of income and education to the deceased’s children
- Loss of inheritance due to premature death
- Pain and suffering caused to survivors
- Loss of care, protection, and companionship of survivors
How Are Damages Calculated in Wrongful Death Cases?
Generally, the judge oversees calculating the material damages in these types of lawsuits and usually considers aspects such as:
- The time that the victim would have lived, according to life expectancy
- How long the deceased would have continued to work and receive income
- How much income the victim would have made
- How long the victim would have lived in retirement
Based on this data related to the victim’s life expectancy and income at the time of death, a court or jury can estimate the victim’s loss of income and potential retirement benefits. They can then calculate the amount of compensation for all family members.
Wrongful death cases often leave survivors of the victim in unimaginable pain. Emotional damages are very difficult to quantify but nonetheless have a monetary value. Many families seek compensation for emotional distress and mental health issues, specifically depression and anxiety. Your non-economic damages will be evaluated and quantified using a certain method.
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Working with Our Lawyers
Darryl Isaacs co-founded Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers with his late father, Sheldon N. Isaacs in 1993. Since then, the firm has helped thousands of clients with injury and wrongful death cases in Indiana. We provide clients with the legal advice they need when facing a death in their family.
Our lawyers have over 400 years of combined legal experience. We are ready to put this experience to work for you. We have recovered $1 billion in compensation for our clients across Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. To better prepare clients for court procedure, we have a state-of-the-art mock courtroom..
If you are looking to file a wrongful death case, look no further. Once you hire us, your case is in our hands, and you and your family are free to spend time with each other during this tough time. You shouldn’t have to worry about the hassle of the claims process. We’ve got you covered. If you prefer to speak Spanish, we have Spanish-speaking attorneys and paralegals ready to assist you.
Legal Fees in a Wrongful Death Case
Family members of the victim will not have to pay any up-front fees for our services, which is an advantage for those who faced the high costs of these emergencies. It is only if the client wins the case that the attorneys will get paid. They receive costs and an agreed-upon percentage of the settlement.
If we are not successful, we get paid nothing. There are zero financial risks when you work with us. We want to relieve the stress and pain your family is experiencing, not add to it.
Our goal is to get you adequately compensated for the damages incurred so you can move forward from this tragedy more comfortably.
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Call Today for a Cost-free Consultation
Call 1-800-800-8888 for a free consultation with a team member. You will learn your legal rights and options. We know that no amount of money can bring back your loved one, but we hope it can at least lessen the financial burden you are facing. Allow us to begin working for you today.