Indianapolis Lawyers for Wrongful Death Claims
Whenever a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of an individual or company, there is a possibility of a wrongful death claim. This type of claim is a civil action that is argued in court outside of any criminal charges that may be brought against a defendant. Wrongful death can happen in a number of different circumstances.
Medical malpractice, negligent security accidents, defective drugs and dangerous medical devices, and automobile collisions can all result in a wrongful death claim. Generally, the survivors of the deceased such as the spouse, children, and parents can file a wrongful death claim. However, this does vary based on state statutes so if you are in doubt, consult with an Indiana wrongful death attorney who can advise you.
The shock of losing a loved one is difficult enough without also having to worry about the expense of medical bills and funeral costs. A wrongful death claim can help you recoup monetary losses and potentially include the loss of income that your loved one would have earned and any medical and retirement benefits that were included in that compensation. Survivors may also be able to receive compensation related to their own pain and suffering as the result of the death along with the loss of companionship of their loved one.
In addition to seeking compensation through the legal action of filing a wrongful death claim, it is also important to allow yourself time to grieve. The process is different for everyone. Counselors can help you deal with the emotions you feel after the loss of your loved one so that you and your family can heal.
If you or someone you care about has lost a loved one through the negligence or misconduct of a person or business, contact us. Our Indianapolis personal injury attorneys have a great deal of experience fighting for families with wrongful death claims. We will help to maximize your settlement and are prepared to take your claim to court if favorable negotiation is not possible. The initial consultation with attorneys at Cohen & Malad, LLP is free and we will not collect any fees until you receive compensation for your claim.