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Navigating Indiana Wrongful Death Claims

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Navigating Indiana Wrongful Death Claims Losing a loved one is a stressful, often tragic, event. The myriad of emotions is even more complex when that loss is caused by the negligence of another party. How do you deal with the grief, confusion and financial burdens? Look to professionals to help in your time of need.

Vanderpool Law will talk with you to determine if you have a wrongful death case. Though we can’t alleviate all emotions, we can help with the confusion and financial burdens you are facing. A wrongful death (sometimes called accidental death) is caused by the negligent, willful, or wrongful act, omission or fault of another. The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to compensate dependents who relied on the decedent for financial and emotional support.

In Indiana, a wrongful death claim is filed by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate, the spouse, parent, sibling or adult child administering the estate. If the victim was a minor, the parents may file a claim. In accordance with the Statute of Limitations, the claim must be filed within two years of the death. “…we can help with the confusion and financial burdens you are facing.” What constitutes damages in a wrongful death lawsuit? Claims may include expenses like funeral costs, medical bills, lost wages and legal expenses.

Each claim is personal, and Vanderpool Law can help you determine your damages. If you feel you may have a wrongful death claim, let Vanderpool Law navigate the details. We’re offer compassionate help in your time of suffering.