Types of Wrongful Death Damages For Surviving Families and Spouses
In Indiana, only certain relatives of the deceased can initiate a negligent death lawsuit on behalf of their loved one's estate. This generally includes parents, legal guardians, spouses, siblings, children, and dependents. In a wrongful death case, those who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to the negligence or other wrongful acts of another party may be eligible to receive compensatory damages. These damages attempt to compensate the victim’s family for the losses they have incurred due to their loved one’s untimely passing. Typically, these damages are awarded to the deceased's estate and may include:
Medical expenses incurred in relation to the death, such as hospital bills or funeral costs.
Loss of income that would have been earned by the deceased had they survived.
Pain and suffering endured by family members due to the loss of their loved one.
Loss of consortium, which is the loss of companionship, love, guidance, and support that would have been provided by the deceased.
Punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the party for their negligent or intentional acts that led to the death.
These damages are intended to help provide financial relief and closure for surviving family members whose lives have been forever changed by the death of their loved one. While the amount and type of damages awarded will vary from case to case, it is important for surviving family members to understand their rights and seek legal representation when pursuing a wrongful death action. Our qualified negligent death lawyers can help ensure that victims and their families receive just compensation for all of their damages and losses. An experienced attorney can also help families navigate the legal process and protect their rights to receive just compensation for all of their losses throughout the duration of the case.
Wrongful Deaths That Occur on Vacation or Out of State
Wrongful death cases that occur while on vacation or out of state can be particularly devastating and complicated due to the logistical challenges involved. Depending on the specifics of the situation, such cases may involve multiple parties in a variety of jurisdictions and require unique legal strategies to navigate successfully. When filing a wrongful death claim while on vacation or out of state, it is important to understand the potential legal implications. This can include understanding which state's laws will apply and who may be liable for damages incurred. Additionally, filing a lawsuit in another jurisdiction may involve additional considerations, such as applicable state law and local laws. The process of filing a wrongful death suit in another jurisdiction can be complex , but our experienced wrongful death attorneys in Indianapolis can help ensure that your rights as surviving family are fully protected and that an appropriate settlement is pursued in order to compensate for all the damages and losses you’ve suffered. We represent Indiana residents who wrongly lost their lives in other states.
Indiana Wrongful Death Attorneys Who Deliver Maximum Results
At Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C., we are dedicated to providing personalized attention for those who have experienced a tragic loss due to negligent or catastrophic accident that resulted in wrongful death. Our team is committed to helping you navigate these difficult times with sensitivity and care. We also understand that taking legal action can be intimidating and costly; therefore, we work on a contingency basis - meaning we don't get paid unless YOU do. For those who speak Spanish as their primary language, rest assured knowing that our firm also offers services from bilingual lawyers
Wrongful death claims have the potential to bring justice to victims and their families, as well provide them with much-needed financial compensation. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, contact us
at 317-881-2700 to discuss your case and explore your legal options, free of charge.