Indiana Wrongful Death Attorney
Compassionate Attorneys Secure Fair Compensation for Grieving Families Across the Nation
In more than 30 years of practice, the toughest cases that Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, P.C. has handled have been wrongful death lawsuits arising from fatal injury events. These cases demand the most of us as attorneys in our relentless pursuit of justice for our clients, and as human beings hoping to relieve a family's pain and provide them with a measure of financial security. If you are looking for capable and sympathetic counsel to advise you on a wrongful death action, you can rely on our firm for our experience, our resources, and our deepest concern. We are prepared to assist with wrongful death cases stemming from car accidents, medical malpractice, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, truck accidents and more.
It is important to keep in mind that the statute of limitations for wrongful death in Indiana is two years. If you do not file an action within that timeframe, you lose your right to sue forever. Do not hesitate to contact our Indiana wrongful death attorneys today to get started on your case.
What benefits can a family receive in a wrongful death case?
Grieving families realize that money can not bring their loved one back, and in many cases, a damage award is the only way to hold the negligent parties accountable. A tragic death can also leave a family in a precarious financial state, so the benefits of a wrongful death lawsuit can ease that burden.
The damages a family might recover in a wrongful death claim include:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost earnings
- Lost future earnings
- Amounts to compensate for the loss of the deceased person's love, companionship and guidance
Who can pursue an action for a wrongful death?
If certain conditions are met, Indiana allows for a personal representative of the deceased to pursue a wrongful death claim.
The personal representative can pursue a claim if the following is met:
- The death was caused by another’s negligence, recklessness, or deliberate intent.
- The deceased could have pursued a personal injury claim had the injuries been less severe.
- Beneficiaries or surviving dependents were left by the deceased.
- Economic losses were sustained as a result of the death.
The surviving spouse, dependent children, or dependent next-of-kin are eligible to recover compensation in a wrongful death claim.
Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer for a Free Case Evaluation!
The sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can be devastating, but it is even worse when a preventable death is the result of someone's negligent or reckless behavior. If someone's negligence cost your loved one's life, talk to an experienced and concerned wrongful death attorney at Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, P.C. Our award-winning attorneys share more than 100 years of collective experience, and can capably guide you throughout every step of case proceedings.
Call (219) 488-2775 to receive your legal options today.