Losing a loved one is never easy; to lose a loved one due to negligence or a tragic accident can be devastating. Grieving your loss takes time and patience. During the healing process, it is important to seek legal advice to determine whether you and your family may be entitled to compensation for your loss. If your loved one may have lost their life due to an accident, it is important to speak with Indianapolis wrongful death lawyers when you are able. Your attorney can handle the details of your case so you and your family can concentrate on the healing process.
When deciding how to pursue your case, it is important to understand the regulations outlined in Indiana law regarding a wrongful death lawsuit. The initial suit can be brought forth by the surviving spouse and children of the deceased. The compensation can include but is not limited to burial expenses, future income of the deceased, retirement or other employer benefits of the deceased, medical expenses, and pain and suffering for the individual as well as the families.
Indiana Laws Regarding Wrongful Death
The initial claim can be filed by a representative of the deceased’s estate. Spouse and children are eligible for monetary compensation for damages.
If there is more than one claimant, the court decides how compensation will be distributed.
The wrongful death suit must be filed within two years of the loved one’s passing. Once the two-year time limit for filing a claim passes, the court can refuse the case due to strict statute of limitation laws.
Future Earnings: This is an estimation of possible future earnings that may have been secured by the deceased.
Direct Expenses: These refer to the medical expenses and final expenses of the deceased
Loss of Companionship: This refers to compensation paid for the loss of the deceased’s emotional support and companionship.
Benefits: This compensates the dependents for the deceased’s retirement benefits, pension, or any other employer benefits.
At the Ken Nunn Law Office, we understand many individuals file a wrongful death suit not for monetary compensation, but for justice and closure. It is important to bring to light the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s passing, especially if negligence was the cause. In some cases, this can help others cope with a similar loss.
To seek legal guidance regarding the tragic loss of a loved one, please contact us. The knowledgeable and compassionate staff of the Ken Nunn Law Office can help you through the process of securing compensation for your loss and securing the financial future of the deceased’s dependents.