Taking Legal Action When The Death Of A Loved One Is Unwarranted
If you have family member who died due to the negligent actions of someone else, no amount of financial compensation will make up for your loss. It is important, however, to hold the at-fault party responsible. You have already suffered a tragic loss. There is no need to incur the financial setback that comes with the death of a spouse who helped support your family or the emotional loss of a child without some compensation.
Wrongful death cases can stem from a variety of accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Premises liability cases
- Pedestrian or bicycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Product liability cases
- Medical malpractice cases
At the Terre Haute law office of Wagner, Crawford & Gambill, our wrongful death attorneys advocate for families throughout western Indiana that have suffered the loss of a loved one. We have decades of experience handling these very sensitive cases. Our approach is to provide you and your family the necessary time to grieve while we work to build a strong case against the at-fault party.
Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Lawsuit And What Damages Can Be Recovered?
Wrongful death cases in Indiana fall into one of three categories: general wrongful death, adult wrongful death or child wrongful death. In most instances, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed by a family member — a parent, child, sibling or other next of kin. The damages that can be recovered are different for each of the three different categories. In general, damages that can be recovered include:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Damages for any pain and suffering the decedent experienced from the accident
- Lost earnings, including measurable future lost earnings
- Loss of the decedent’s companionship and guidance
- Loss of the decedent’s services at home that must now be done by paid workers
- Costs of grief counseling
Put Our Experienced Team Of Lawyers On Your Side
These cases are complex and require extensive resources to win. We have the experience and the know-how to build strong cases. Often, they are resolved without the need to go to court. However, if a fair agreement cannot be reached through negotiations, we are always prepared to advocate on your behalf in a trial.
We invite you to call us at 812-645-7042 or email us to schedule a free consultation. We can review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment of what you can expect. There are no upfront costs for any wrongful death case, and you will only pay attorney fees if we recover a financial settlement or court judgment for you.