1 allows family members and certain other loved ones of people who have lost their lives in preventable accidents or due to the wrongful conduct of others to compensation for their losses through a wrongful death action. These actions are extremely complicated and differ in many important ways from 2 actions in which the victim survives. As a result, it is strongly recommended for people who have lost a loved one to discuss their situation with an attorney who is familiar with practicing wrongful death law in the state of Indiana.
An Attorney Will Determine Whether You Have a Claim
Not every incident that results in the loss of someone’s life entitles survivors to compensation. In addition, not every family member of a person who passes away in an accident or because of another’s wrongful conduct has standing to bring a claim. A lawyer will thoroughly analyze your claim and let you know whether you are entitled to recovery under Indiana law.
Some of the more common kinds of incidents that generally allow family members to recover compensation include the following:
A Lawyer Will Ensure that You Are Adequately Compensated for Your Losses
Wrongful death claims often entitle survivors to significant compensation, as they tend to involve years or even decades of loss of support, love and companionship. In many cases, insurance companies and at-fault parties attempt to settle these cases for significantly less that they are worth, hoping that surviving family members will simply accept their offer and move on. When you retain a lawyer familiar with wrongful death litigation in Indiana, he or she will evaluate your case and determine how much your case may be worth if you go to trial. In this way, the representation of an attorney can ensure that any settlement you accept is fair and just.
Contact The Fountain Law Firm Today to Learn More
At the , we will help you receive all of the compensation to which you are entitled. Attorney Merry Fountain can help you today by meeting in her office or by meeting in your home. Call Merry Fountain anytime at 1-888-242-HURT (4878) for a free consultation.