Relentless Wrongful Death Representation
Nothing compares to the grief of losing a loved one. When you lose someone due to someone else’s negligence, the pain can be unbearable. While no amount of money will bring back your loved one or take away your suffering, it can help you take the next steps into your new future.
At David E. Deal & Associates, our lead attorney has decades of experience helping clients recover much-needed compensation through wrongful death lawsuits. Assisting clients throughout Indianapolis, we are known for our dedicated and high-quality legal services.
A Wrongful Death Lawsuit May Be Your Next Step Forward
A wrongful death claim may arise from any incident caused by someone else’s negligence. We often see wrongful death claims after incidents such as car accidents and medical malpractice injuries. A wrongful death claim is valid when the injured person if they had lived, could file a personal injury lawsuit after their accident.
Wrongful death lawsuits aim to obtain monetary compensation that will help you with the expenses and costs related to the death and your future without your loved one. The exact compensation you may recover depends on if your loved one was a child, a married adult or an unmarried adult with no surviving dependents.
Typically, you may recover compensation for:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills and expenses
- Lost future earnings
- Loss of companionship
In Indiana, only the deceased person’s personal representative may file a wrongful death lawsuit. The personal representative is often the executor the victim had named in their will. However, state law permits the surviving spouse, children, parents or other dependents to collect any money won in the lawsuit.
A Small Firm With Big Results
In Indiana, you only have two years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. It is crucial that you get started on your case as soon as possible to have the best chance of recovering the maximum compensation possible.