Compassionate Attorneys Fighting For Justice After Fatalities
McGlone Law serves clients in Terre Haute and the surrounding counties in Indiana and Illinois. For wrongful death lawsuits, we possess a thorough knowledge of Indiana’s legal codes and can help you file a claim. Losing a loved one is difficult enough without having to hassle with insurance companies for compensation.
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Wrongful Death Lawsuits In Indiana
According to Indiana’s statute of limitations, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the date of death. The personal representative of the deceased person’s estate must file the lawsuit, but damages can also be awarded to the person’s spouse, children and other dependents. If more than one person is eligible to receive damages, the court decides how to split the total amount.
Common damages awarded in successful wrongful death cases include the following:
- Medical and hospital expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost future wages and benefits of the deceased person
- The cost of pursuing the wrongful death lawsuit
In the state of Indiana, damages are not awarded based on the “grief” of surviving family members, but rather, on financial losses. Damages are capped at $300,000. Typically, the damages for medical, funeral, burial and hospital expenses are awarded directly to the estate, while damages for lost wages are divided between the surviving spouse and children. At McGlone Law, you have the opportunity to work directly with an experienced personal injury and wrongful death attorney until your case is resolved, rather than with junior associates or paralegals.
Thorough Investigation Of Wrongful Death Claims
Damages for wrongful death claims depend on many factors. These include the presence of fault, financial needs of the surviving dependents and the anticipated lifespan of the deceased. Our experienced plaintiff’s attorneys can talk to witnesses and look at police reports to understand the facts of the circumstances, such as a car accident. We can determine your eligibility for compensation based on the facts of the case and your relationship to the deceased. We know this is a very difficult time for you and your family. We are committed to handling the legal burdens while you recover from your family’s loss.