Indianapolis Wrongful Death Attorneys
Have you lost your loved one due to another's negligence?
The worst kind of accident that a family can face is one that involves the death of their loved one. When an individual is lost due to an accident, we understand that they are not the only victim. Your whole family is forced to deal with this tragic incident. Facing the unexpected loss of someone who is dear to you is arguably one of the most challenging experiences that someone can go through in life. If you experienced the death of a family member on account of another's negligence, take action today to hold the responsible party accountable.
At Bowen & Associates, LLC, we understand that involving the legal system in your personal matters is not high up on your priority list at this time. However, it is important to understand that without our representation, it can be less likely that you will obtain the resolution that you desire. Our personal injury team can help you obtain a fair and just compensation amount that may help to shoulder the unexpected costs that can arise due to the loss of your loved one.
Indiana Wrongful Death Claims
According to Indiana Code 34-23-1, wrongful death is defined as a circumstance in which death is a result of the wrongful act or omission of another. Essentially, a wrongful death claim is a personal injury lawsuit in which the victim is unable to serve as a plaintiff in the case. As the family member of the deceased individual, this statute will enable you to seek monetary damages as well as establish the defendant's liability.
When it comes to the complexities of a wrongful death claim, we encourage you against navigating the legal system alone. We know exactly how to file an effective claim on your behalf and will utilize and exhaust our resources in order to help maximize your compensation. Upon securing the representation of our firm, you can be confident that we will treat you and your family with the compassion and respect that you deserve. Our skilled trial lawyers will review your wrongful death case and investigate the cause of the accident in order to determine the liable party.
Can I file a wrongful death claim?
In the state of Indiana, these civil lawsuits must be filed by the victim's personal estate representative. There are some cases in which damages will be awarded to children, spouses, and other dependents related to the victim. If there are multiple individuals eligible to seek the damages, the court will determine how to divide the compensation. If your claim involves the death of a child, one or both parents must file a claim. In situations where the parents are divorced or separated, the parent who obtains legal custody of the child must file the wrongful death claim. If both parents are deceased, the child's legal guardian may file.
Some of the damages that you may obtain in your wrongful death case include:
- Lost income
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Lost companionship
- Hospital and medical expenses
- Lost benefits and inheritance
- Expenses for the funeral and burial
- Costs related to the wrongful death lawsuit
Recover the Compensation You Deserve
We understand that no monetary amount could ever compensate for the lost life of your loved one. However, such a claim may help you obtain some form of justice for both your emotional and financial damages. Our legal professionals have handled numerous wrongful death claims. Due to our extensive experience, we are fully equipped and qualified to handle your case next.
Begin building your strategic plan of action today by contacting Bowen & Associates, LLC! We are proud to offer each prospective client a complimentary consultation either in person or via Skype video chat.