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Representation for Fatal Accident Cases in Indiana

Like other states, Indiana maintains a wrongful death law in which family survivors can seek legal recourse when a loved one has been wrongfully killed. Though nothing can bring back the person who has died, a wrongful death claim or lawsuit can provide a measure of closure and financial compensation for those left behind.

A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligent or intentional acts, abuse, or misconduct of another individual, company, or entity. These acts can occur in a variety of ways, such as in traffic accidents caused by reckless or careless driving, through assault and / or battery, through criminal attacks, drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter, other types of manslaughter, murder, medical negligence or abuse, or in other circumstances.

If a person is wrongfully killed as a result of such acts, his or her family, dependents, or loved ones may be justified in pursuing a lawsuit against the responsible party or parties who caused or contributed to the wrongful death.

Awarding Damages Under Wrongful Death Law

A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil as opposed to a criminal action in which civil damages are sought. Under state law, the wrongful death claim is filed with the court by the personal representative of the deceased person's estate but the court may award damages to the surviving spouse, children, or other family members who depended upon the decedent for support.

Compensation may be awarded for the loss of love and companionship as well as for the financial support or services that the decedent would have provided had he or she lived. Wrongful death claims are subject to a statute of limitations which means that the claim must be filed within two years from the date of the death.

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If you've lost a family member in this manner, you can turn to Crossen Kooi Law for capable and compassionate legal representation. Our firm has an outstanding reputation for legal ability and client service as recognized by Super Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers Association, and membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. You can count on exhaustive legal work, skilled negotiation, and proven trial lawyer capability when you bring your case to an Indianapolis wrongful death attorney at our firm.

Wrongful death claims must comply with a specific body of statutes which need to be followed carefully to result in monetary compensation. Our firm of experienced trial lawyers can help you move forward with appropriate legal action – contact our firm for a FREE case consultation so that you can get the legal advice and representation you need in this matter today.

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