At Ken Nunn Law Office we want to provide you with the most current and relevant information possible for wrongful death claims. Our law office has experienced and confident Indianapolis wrongful death lawyers that can help you through your claim. Listed below are answers to frequently asked questions that we think will be helpful for you:
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Simply put a wrongful death claim exists when a person dies due to the fault of another person. In history, Common Law did not have wrongful death actions, but in the last century it has become a more common form of advocacy in our judicial system. Claims are very personal and are introduced for many reasons such as fatal accidents, complex medical malpractice and in some cases even product liability.
Are there time limits for filing a Wrongful Death Claim?
Yes. In the state in Indiana there is a two-year time limit to file from the date the death occurred.
Who can claim Wrongful Death?
In Indiana a claim personal representative of the deceased person’s estate must file, but damages may be claimed by
- Other dependents
If the wrongful death claim involves a child, one or both parents must file action. If the parents are divorced, the parent with legal custody of the child must be the one to file.
What damages may be recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim?
All damages involved in a wrongful death claim are civil damages intended to compensate family members of the deceased. Items include
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages and benefits the deceased likely would have earned
- Medical and hospital expenses
- Court costs
If you or a someone you know would like to proceed in filing a Wrongful Death Claim, or to schedule a consultation, contact us today and we can help you find the justice and compensation you deserve.