If you are visiting this page, you may have lost a family member or somebody close to you from the negligent or hurtful act of another. Maybe you aren’t sure what happened to cause your loved one’s death, but you suspect that somebody did something wrong.
At Isaacs & Isaacs, we don’t like it when people get away with behavior that is so reckless or irresponsible that somebody dies. I cannot imagine the pain and emptiness you are feeling after losing your family member. If you call us for help, we will do everything we can to find out what happened and hold wrongdoers legally accountable.
If you aren’t sure whether you have legal standing to file a wrongful death suit, give us a call. One of our experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorneys will listen to your story and advise you what you can do next. Call us now at 800-800-8888, or fill out our form for a no-obligation consult with an experienced Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death lawyer.
An Accidental Death Could Strike Any Family
Recently, in Indianapolis, a 60-year-old man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while he was riding his bicycle. The driver was apprehended by police shortly after the accident and charged with driving intoxicated and causing death. The fact that the driver fled the scene is common behavior when a party knows that, without meaning to harm another person, his or her reckless actions caused a wrongful death. This is a tragedy to everybody involved, but especially to the victim and his family.
Careless people gamble with the lives of others, though they usually don’t see it that way. Maybe they get away with it most of the time, but sometimes their reckless behavior kills somebody. When somebody dies as a result of another party’s recklessness, whether the negligent party was a person or a company, they will do all they can to hide what happened in order to avoid civil liability, criminal charges or both.
A wrongful death can result from many situations.
- A traffic accident
- Medical treatment gone wrong
- Negligence on the job
- Defective products
The above are just a few of the situations that could lead to a wrongful death. Any negligence or strict liability where the victim could have sought to recover damages had they survived can be pursued by surviving family members after the victim’s death.
Indiana Wrongful Death Law Provides a Way for Families to Recover Financial Losses
A lawsuit may be filed on behalf of the deceased’s estate by a personal representative. If the deceased is a minor, the custodial parent or guardian must bring the suit. Once compensation is awarded or a settlement is reached, the court will decide how to distribute the award if there is more than one party eligible for compensation.
Survivors may recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost earnings and benefits from the deceased
- Reasonable costs of the lawsuit
There may be other damages family members can recover under Indiana Law, depending on the unique legal facts of the situation.
How Can Filing a Wrongful Death Suit Help Me Find the Truth?
People and companies may alter records and try to cover up negligence in other ways to avoid liability. Filing a lawsuit will empower you (and your lawyer acting on your behalf) to obtain access to information the liable party is under no obligation to disclose unless forced to by a legal action. In some cases, criminal acts have been uncovered from a wrongful death lawsuit, and separate charges were filed. A lawsuit can stop negligent or criminal behavior that could easily cause more injuries and deaths.
Isaacs & Isaacs Wrongful Death Attorneys Will Take the Burden from Your Shoulders
When you have lost a loved one, the last thing you may want to do is talk to an attorney. However, we can handle the investigation into your family member’s death so that you can begin to heal and have the peace of knowing that you are doing all you can do to obtain justice on behalf of your deceased loved one.
Isaacs & Isaacs has the resources to bear the cost of investigating and litigating your claim. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis: if we don’t get your just compensation, we won’t get paid! We have families of our own, and we don’t want people to get away with behavior that is so careless and negligent it can kill.
The Indiana Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations Could Bar Your Claim!
There is a legal time limit to file a lawsuit in Indiana, which is two years from the date of death. If you miss this legal deadline, you could be barred from taking any legal action on behalf of the deceased.
We urge you to give us a call as soon as possible. The sooner you enlist our help, the faster we can begin to work on your behalf before:
- Evidence disappears or is altered
- Witnesses forget what happened or move away
- The time limit expires for filing your claim
Call 800-800-8888 anytime or fill out our form for a consultation and claim evaluation with an experienced, compassionate and aggressive Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney. We will do all we can to help you obtain justice, hold wrongdoers liable and recover financially from your family member’s untimely death.