Wrongful Death Claims
Dealing with the death of a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences one has to endure in life. Envisioning a future without your spouse, brother, uncle, mother or child can be even more difficult when the family members dies as a result of negligence by another person or entity. While bringing back the loved one is impossible, the family member has the legal right to hold negligent parties accountable for this horrific, life-altering experience. The family member also has the potential to receive some level of financial compensation, which can help them move on after the loss with some degree of stability.
Wrongful death is the technical term under state law for the civil liability of a defendant for the accidental or intentional death of an individual. Most wrongful death cases involve negligence, as in a fatal accident or an episode of medical malpractice, but homicide can also support a claim for wrongful death damages. Ever since 1954, our attorneys at Young & Young have helped Indiana families deal with the trauma of the sudden loss of a loved one while working to achieve their future financial security through civil litigation. At Young & Young, we seek to help you with the immediate demands of probate and estate administration while we develop and present your claim for wrongful death damages.
Indiana wrongful death law has many different technical rules that can determine who has standing to file the lawsuit and who is entitled to collect the damages, depending on marriage status of the victim, age, or if the victim had dependents at the time of death. At Young & Young, we have an intricate understanding of the complexities behind wrongful death law in Indiana, that helps us offer you high-quality, client service. We work quickly to protect your interests, make sure that the accident scene is preserved and thoroughly investigated, and identify and locate the witnesses to gain an accurate grasp of the facts relating to liability and damages.
No matter the circumstance, we are fully committed to helping you recover everything the law allows. For a free consultation about our ability to represent your claims, contact one of the experienced personal injury lawyers at Young & Young in Indianapolis.