Wrongful Death Lawyers for Hammond, Indiana
If you have lost a loved one due to the neglect or negligence of another person or party, no amount of money can console you for your loss. When a loved one suddenly dies, surviving family members might struggle with paying for medical expenses their loved one might have incurred before passing away. If you have lost a loved one suddenly, your family may be struggling to make ends meet. At a time of such immense financial challenge, your family may struggle to pay for funeral and burial expenses and may struggle with taking the next steps. The trauma of losing a loved one suddenly can leave families struggling psychologically. If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, due to a medical error or malpractice, due to a workplace injury, due to toxic exposure on the job, or due to another serious accident, you may only have a limited amount of time to seek damages for your losses and may only have a limited amount of time to seek a recovery for the wrongful death of your loved one. If another person was criminally charged or criminally involved in a DUI or reckless driving charge that resulted in the death of your loved one, you may also be able to seek damages for your family’s losses. Marshall P. Whalley & Associates is an experienced firm to evaluate and prosecute a wrongful death claims for families in Hammond, Indiana and may be able to assist you and your family if you have lost a loved one due to another person’s neglectful actions.
Who Can Seek Damages for a Wrongful Death?
Spouses, children, parents, and other financial dependents of the deceased may be able to bring forth a wrongful death claim. Generally, a spouse is the primary person who may be able to bring forth a wrongful death claim, though children and parents who were financially dependent on the deceased may also be entitled to bring forth a claim. If you were reliant on the person who passed away financially, or if you suffered a financial loss due to the individual’s passing (for example, if you had to pay for medical expenses or funeral and burial costs), you may also have the right to seek damages in a wrongful death claim.
When making a wrongful death claim, the individual or individuals making the claim must prove that the other party was negligent or neglectful for the death of the person. This can be shown if your loved one was hurt in a car accident due to the neglect of another driver, or if your loved one was hurt due to medical malpractice, or was hurt in a workplace injury that was the result of an employer’s neglect or negligence. These are just some of the situations where another party may be found to be at fault for your loved one’s injuries, so if you have recently lost a loved one and suspect that another person or party’s actions may have played a role, you may have the right to seek damages, and may want to speak to the experienced attorneys at Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, to help families in Hammond, Indiana.
Wrongful death claims can include damages for a range of losses your family may have sustained. You and your family may be able to seek damages for the medical bills your loved one sustained before passing away and for lost wages that your family no longer will be able to receive because your loved one passed away. You may also be able to seek damages for funeral and burial expenses. Other costs of losing a loved one should also be considered. For example, if your loved one cared for children or other family members and now your family may need to hire childcare services, or nursing care, your family may be able to seek damages for these losses as well. Finally, if your family is struggling with psychological distress because of losing a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit may be able to compensate you for the cost of counseling, therapy, or PTSD you or your family may have suffered. It can also pay for the loss of love and affection of your deceased loved one.
Losing a loved one can impact your family in many ways. However, you are not alone. Marshall P. Whalley & Associates may be able to assist your family with seeking damages for your family and justice for your loved one. However, you only have a limited amount of time to make a claim under the law. Reach out to Marshall P. Whalley & Associates today.
Seek Justice for Your Family
This might be one of the most challenging times your family has ever had to face. The unexpected death of a loved one can be incredibly traumatic. Add to this the expenses associated with life-saving medical care that might have been attempted, funeral and burial expenses, and losses associated with losing your family’s primary breadwinner, and the stress can be immense. However, you and your family are not alone. Marshall P. Whalley & Associates can help you seek the justice you deserve. Reach out to our attorneys today to learn more.