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The death of a loved one is always a tragic and painful experience. It’s even more unbearable when an act of negligence causes their death. An unnecessary loss like this can cause not only heartache but can cripple a family financially. Many in Muncie may have no idea what to do when a loved one is tragically taken away from them.

If you’re unsure of what to do to seek accountability and compensation, let our team of experienced wrongful death attorneys guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Indiana.

A loved one's death is tragic, but negligence makes it unbearable.

Book a Free Consultation with Our Wrongful Death Lawyers to Explore Your Options

A wrongful death lawsuit is in some ways similar to a personal injury case. If the deceased party had survived the accident, they would be filing a personal injury lawsuit. However, with a wrongful death case, the estate of the deceased can file the lawsuit on their behalf. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help to bring closure to this tragic event and will help to ensure that the family isn’t left struggling financially.

Working with a local Muncie wrongful death attorney can help you put this painful event behind you. We offer a free consultation, during which we will assess the circumstances, establish liability and negligence, calculate fair compensation for all damages, and begin the process of informing the defendant or defendants of your intention to file a lawsuit.

Let a Muncie Wrongful Death Attorney Help You Seek Justice

In Indiana, a wrongful death is defined as a fatality that was caused by a person or entity’s neglect, carelessness, or intentional misbehavior. A typical example of a wrongful death could be a collision with a drunk driver or a tragic slip-and-fall accident.

The purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit is to ensure that the deceased party’s family is compensated for any financial losses, current or expected. Many times, holding the responsible party or parties accountable can bring a feeling of closure, knowing that justice has been served.

Wrongful death lawsuits could occur due to a variety of different accidents, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Surgical mistakes
  • Dangerous or defective products
  • Prescription errors
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Animal attacks

A Muncie wrongful death lawyer will investigate the incident, determine liability and negligence, gather evidence, and help to settle the case with insurance company adjusters or in court.

We Will Determine Who is at Fault and If You Have a Wrongful Death Case

Indiana law has specific provisions depending on the nature of the accident that caused your loved one’s death and your relationship with them. We can help determine who was responsible for the accident and the best way to proceed with the case.

In Indiana, the following can seek to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit:

  • The individual’s spouse,
  • Parents,
  • Guardian,
  • Non-dependant children.

In most cases, an estate representative will be chosen to file the lawsuit on behalf of the family. This representative helps the lawsuit to be better managed, especially when family members may have different opinions on how to proceed. One of our experienced wrongful death attorneys can explain how this works to your advantage.

A wrongful death lawsuit ensures the family is compensated for financial losses.

We Will Assist You in Establishing Liability for Your Wrongful Death Claim

Accidents happen. Unfortunately, sometimes, they result in the tragic loss of a loved one. Accidents can happen in the workplace and job sites, and employers or business owners may be responsible for losing your family member.

In cases of a wrongful death occurring on a job site, determining liability can become complex. Many have multiple contractors working simultaneously, many of which may deny liability. Your Muncie wrongful death lawyer has the experience to dig deep into an investigation to determine if multiple parties are responsible.

Indiana’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit Statute of Limitations

Under Indiana Code Title 34 Civil Law and Procedure § 34-11-2-4, grieving families have two years from the date of death to file a claim for a wrongful death lawsuit. Investigating the accident and gathering evidence can be a time-consuming process. Our lawyers will dig deep into all aspects of the accident, so it’s crucial to begin the process as soon as possible. Lawsuits filed after two years could result in your claim being denied.

We Will Help You To Get the Best Possible Resolution of Your Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In many cases, the accident victim provided their family’s primary income source. Now that they’re gone, how will you make ends meet? While we cannot change the past, we can help you to move forward by ensuring your financial needs are met. Our lawyers will calculate their potential earnings, including bonuses, raises, and promotions they should have earned until retirement.

We will help families to recover:

  • Medical expenses: All costs related to medical treatment required for the accident that caused their death
  • Funeral and burial services: All costs related to burial services such as funeral, casket, memorials, cremation, etc.
  • Loss of income: This covers all expected earned income until their retirement
  • Loss of services: Housecare, lawn care, residential upkeep, and childcare expenses are examples of a loss of services

We will also ensure that you receive compensation for non-economic damages, including:

  • Pain and suffering: Compensation for the pain and suffering your loved one endured due to the accident
  • Loss of love: Compensation for the loss of the deceased’s companionship, affection, and care
  • Loss of consortium: Compensation for the loss of a loved one’s marital benefits, including companionship and emotional support

A wrongful death lawyer in Muncie aids in determining liability for your wrongful death claim.

Why Choose Yosha Law as Your Wrongful Death Attorneys in Muncie?

Since 1963, we’ve been at the service of Indiana residents requiring legal representation. Our compassionate wrongful death lawyers can help you move forward from this tragic event by lending a caring ear and providing expert legal counsel to ensure that justice is served and your family is protected from financial worries.

Pursue Justice Despite Your Grief: Schedule a Free Consultation Today

After the loss of a loved one, the last thing on your mind is probably filing a lawsuit, and you may be afraid of the process depending on who the negligent party is. We know this isn’t an easy situation, but we are here to help.

When you’re ready, schedule a consultation with one of our caring and professional wrongful death lawyers.

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Right now, you might feel like life will never go back to normal. Despite your mounting medical bills and significant physical and emotional pain, faceless insurance companies will try to devalue your quality of a life – whether it’s yours or a loved one’s. But, you don’t need to fight this battle alone.

While no amount of money can erase the past, you deserve full and just compensation as entitled by Indiana law. Our team of experienced legal professionals is dedicated to advocating for your brighter future and ensuring your voice is heard.

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