As a personal injury law firm in the great State of Indiana, we regularly face circumstances that are often tragic. Sometimes it has to be said that the injury victims positioned themselves in risky spots, such as drinking and then driving automobiles.
But sometimes we see other situations that involve a victim where the injury or wrongful death occurs in what should have been a harmless environment. These cases deeply affect all involved since a risk was not considered and the victim felt secure in their actions and circumstance.
Wrongful death claims in Indiana (and anywhere they happen) are particularly emotional because the choices leading up to the incident were usually not even ‘on the radar’ as potentially risky. In all cases involving death, regardless of the legal settlements reached, the loss is continuously felt by those close to the victim.
One area where wrongful deaths occur is in the medical field. Doctors are highly educated individuals, yet we unfortunately see many cases of misdiagnosis and medical malpractice where someone’s trust in the doctor is misplaced and results in the injury or death of the patient. How many of us get second opinions on serious (and not so serious) medical concerns we have about ourselves? You see, our trust in many individuals and organizations can put us at risk, and we may never know it, allowing us to become victims of unbearable suffering.
“What Can You Do After a Loved is Killed in Indianapolis?”
The law says if a death occurs by the inaction or a wrongful action of another individual or business then it is a wrongful death, and thus it was preventable. Indiana law requires that legal action be taken within 2 years, but there are variables to this depending on the unique circumstances of the case.
That is why if you have lost someone in a wrongful death incident it is so important that you contact a qualified injury attorney to help you navigate the complex legal system. In addition, the families of victims in Indiana are entitled to financial compensation related to all expenses including subsequent medical care or funerals, even lifetime losses of income and considerations of loss of life quality.
Indianapolis Wrongful Death Lawyers
The attorneys at the Ken Nunn Law Office stand ready to assist you if you have questions and to evaluate the circumstances of your particular situation. Contact us today and let us get started on your case right away.