Wrongful Death Lawyers Help Grieving Families Throughout Indiana
Concerned attorneys strive to secure fair compensation
In more than 30 years of practice, the toughest cases that Marshall P. Whalley & Associates, PC 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’re 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:
- Auto accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Premises liability
- Truck accidents
- Workplace injuries
It’s important to keep in mind that the statute of limitations for wrongful death in Indiana is two years. If you don’t file an action within that timeframe, you lose your right to sue forever.
What benefits can a family receive in a wrongful death case in Indiana?
Grieving families realize that money can’t 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 in Indiana?
Indiana law allows a personal representative of a deceased person to sue for wrongful death if these conditions are met:
- The person died because someone else acted in a negligent, reckless or deliberate manner.
- Had the person merely been injured, the circumstances would have supported a personal injury claim.
- The decedent left a surviving dependent or beneficiary.
- The death caused economic losses.
Under Indiana law, certain surviving family members are eligible to recover damages for wrongful death, including:
- A surviving spouse.
- Dependent children.
- Dependent next-of-kin.
If you lost a loved one in a tragic accident, contact our wrongful death attorneys
The sudden, unexpected death of a loved one can be devastating, but it’s 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, PC. To schedule a free consultation, call 219.769.2900 or contact our Crown Point office online.