You may have recently lost a beloved family member or somebody close to you through the negligence or hurtful act of another. In addition to the grief you are feeling, there’s anger because your loved one’s death didn’t have to happen. If you believe negligence caused your loved one’s death, Isaacs & Isaacs can help you to find out what exactly happened and demand justice and fair compensation on your family member’s behalf through a wrongful death lawsuit. Call our 24/7 hotline at 800-800-8888 for a free consultation with an experienced and compassionate Isaacs & Isaacs personal injury attorney.
A local woman was killed recently when a Prevost bus rammed into her car as she was attempting to turn onto Ind. 37. The bus driver had failed to stop at a traffic light, and his negligence cost a valued member of our community her life. In another recent tragedy, a pedestrian was run down and killed by a big commercial truck at the 86th and Nicollet intersection. The truck swerved off the road to avoid hitting another vehicle and ran over a pedestrian before striking a utility pole. When somebody’s negligence or hurtful act kills your family member, you can obtain a measure of justice and hold wrongdoers accountable for your loss by filing a wrongful death claim.
A reason people call me the “Hammer” is because I fight for justice for my injured clients. In cases such as the traffic accidents above, proving liability is not such a big problem, though you will need an attorney if you expect to recover just compensation from the liable party’s’ insurance. However, in some situations, such as medical malpractice, you might not ever know what actually happened to cause your loved one’s death without filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
At Isaacs & Isaacs, our attorneys have the resources to conduct a thorough investigation into the cause of your family member’s death. We will build a strong case to prove liability, and we will demand every last penny of compensation the law allows from insurance and all other liable parties.
You do not have to have any money to enlist our help. Isaacs & Isaacs personal injury law firm will represent you on a contingency fee basis. My personal guarantee is that you won’t owe us anything until and unless we recover your just compensation. Isaacs & Isaacs has a 99-percent success rate in recovering fair compensation for injury victims in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
Indiana Wrongful Death Law Provides a Way for Families to Recover Financial Damages
Indiana law recognizes that if somebody committed a negligent or hurtful act that injured another, the injured party’s legal right to recover damages does not end if they die. According to Indiana Code Title 34 Article 23, Indiana’s wrongful death statute allows a representative of the deceased’s estate to bring an action for wrongful death in cases where the injured party could have sued had he or she lived. A personal representative of the estate files the action.
Wrongful death damages are awarded to the estate for medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and to the deceased’s family, including surviving spouse and dependent children, for lost wages and other benefits the deceased would have likely contributed in his or her natural lifespan. Indiana law does not allow families to recover damages for grief or pain and suffering experienced by family members.
If the deceased was a minor child, or in some circumstances a student under age 23, the parents or guardians can file the wrongful death suit. Parents can recover damages for:
- Medical costs
- Loss of companionship and affection
- Funeral and burial costs
- Costs of therapy to immediate family members who need help coping with the loss
Indiana Wrongful death Statute of Limitations Can be Complicated
In Indiana, you have two years from the date of death to file a lawsuit. This legal time limit is called a statute of limitations. For medical malpractice claims, the statute is two years from the date when the malpractice occurred or when symptoms of the harm inflicted began to show. The Indiana medical malpractice statute of limitations can be complicated. You should not delay consulting an experienced attorney as soon as you become aware that something wrong happened to your sick family member while under a physician’s care.
If you miss the statute of limitations deadline for filing your claim, you will almost certainly be barred from taking any legal action or recovering any compensation for your family member’s wrongful death. Though the law allows two years in most cases, it is a good idea to contact an experienced attorney as soon as you are aware that your family member may have been a victim of negligence or a wrongful act.
It is not uncommon for liable parties such as trucking companies, product manufacturers, and hospitals to alter records and other evidence in order to escape liability for negligence after somebody dies. The sooner your attorney can get started investigating, the better chance there is of uncovering evidence to prove what happened and who is responsible.
The Wrongful Death Lawyers at Isaacs & Isaacs Will Fight for Justice for Your Loved One!
Indiana law provides no way to recover financial reimbursement for the emotional pain suffered by family members after a loved one’s untimely death. There is no adequate way to compensate you for your loss. However, by holding those responsible financially accountable for their negligence, you could be helping to ensure that another family does not have to go through the pain and loss you are experiencing. You can help to expose wrongdoing, and you can recover from the financial devastation that comes with the untimely death of a family member.
Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death lawyers believe that when individuals and companies are so careless and negligent that they kill somebody, it is crucial to the safety of entire community to hold them accountable for their actions. We will represent you on a contingency fee basis. We will bear the cost of investigating and filing your lawsuit, and unless we obtain your just compensation, you won’t owe us anything.
If you’re not sure whether you have a cause of legal action, our experienced and sympathetic attorneys will listen to your story and advise you what the best action to take is, free of charge. Call 800-800-8888 or fill out our form to speak with an experienced, aggressive and compassionate Isaacs & Isaacs wrongful death attorney. You don’t have to face this tragedy alone.