Our Kokomo wrongful death lawyer from Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers can help you and your family recover compensation and get justice after the untimely death of your loved one. If your loved one died because of someone else’s negligent actions, our team is here to help.
You can speak with a Kokomo personal injury lawyer from our team for free about your case today. Only certain parties can take legal action in these cases, so we can explain your options and who can represent your family.
Who Can Sue Under Indiana Law?
Under the state’s wrongful death statutes, only the deceased’s personal representative can file this lawsuit and represent the family’s interests in court.
The law bars the deceased’s spouse, adult children, and others from filing this legal action. There is one exception. If the deceased is considered a “child” under this law, other parties have a right to act. This includes:
- Both parents
- The parent with legal custody
- The child’s legal guardian
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Recovering Damages in a Kokomo Wrongful Death Case
Indiana law only allows certain damages depending on the age, family, and other details of the deceased’s life. Our attorneys can help you understand the potentially recoverable damages in your loved one’s wrongful death. A general overview shows:
When a spouse or parent dies, more types of damages are available. This includes:
- Related expenses, such as medical bills and funeral costs, for the estate
- Loss of future income earned by the decedent
- Loss of services performed
- Loss of love, affection, care, guidance, and other intangible losses experienced by survivors
The loss of an unmarried adult with no dependent children can bring limited damages. This could include:
- Related expenses for the estate
- Limited intangible losses experienced by parents and nondependent children
In these cases, the courts limit the recovery of future income, survivors’ grief, and punitive damages. The parents and nondependent children can also need to document their strong and ongoing relationship with the deceased.
When a child passes away, these types of losses are recoverable:
- Related expenses, paid to the parents
- Loss of the child’s services as performed for the household
- Loss of the child’s love, affection, and companionship
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Types of Accidents for Wrongful Death Lawsuits
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, we can help our clients and their families seek compensation based on almost any type of negligence accident. Our team understands how to develop a strong case, whether injuries and deaths stem from traffic accidents, premises liability incidents, or defective products.
Some of the more common types of personal injury and wrongful death cases we handle in Kokomo and nearby areas include:
- Car crashes
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian collisions
- Truck accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other catastrophic injury accidents
- Dog bites
- Rideshare or autonomous vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall, trip and fall, drowning, and other premises liability injuries
- Nursing home abuse
To prove wrongful death occurred in any of these cases, our team can need to investigate and gather evidence to show:
- The at-fault party owed the victim a specific responsibility
- They failed to uphold that duty
- This caused the incident or failed to prevent it from happening
- They suffered injuries as a result
- They passed away because of their injuries
From there, we can need to document the recoverable damages based on the facts of the case. We may be able to negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the insurer representing the at-fault party, or we may need to sue and ask the jury for relief for our client and the family.
IC 34-23-2-1 gives us two years to file a complaint and officially begin a civil lawsuit against the accused party. There could be additional deadlines, and there is much to do before taking this step. We encourage families to contact us as soon as they can after their loved one’s passing so we have time to develop the most robust case possible on their behalf.
Our Team Serving Kokomo Has Helped Many Families Like Yours
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand how stressed and frustrated you are likely feeling. We know you are still mourning. We are here to help or to handle your case for you. Our Indiana wrongful death attorneys can file your claim and negotiate for a settlement, but we also have an in-house litigation team that can not back down in court.
We can navigate the civil courts for your family and fight for the compensation you deserve based on what happened to your loved one. We do not charge any upfront costs or fees to our clients. We are a contingency fee firm. You do not pay any fees unless we win or settle your Kokomo wrongful death case.
Our personal injury attorneys have over 400 years of combined experience handling injury and wrongful death cases, are licensed in IN, KY, OH, NV, TX, and IL, and have recovered over $2 billion in settlements for clients. We have Spanish-speaking attorneys and paralegals who can discuss your case with you and answer your questions if needed.
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Speak To a Kokomo Wrongful Death Attorney From Our Team Today
At Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers, our lawyers provide free legal assessments for families who have recently lost a loved one. We can discuss your legal options with you and help you decide what steps you wish to take to pursue compensation. We may be able to represent you and seek justice on your behalf. Reach out today for your free case review.