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Losing a loved one, no matter the circumstances is always a tragic event. Losing a loved one due to someone’s negligence is another matter altogether. While you and your family are dealing with the shock and grief of the tragedy, you may also be concerned about your family’s financial stability and want justice to be served. Speak to a Terre Haute wrongful death lawyer to seek accountability and compensation for the loss of your loved one.

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If you’re loved one had survived the accident, they would be filing a personal injury lawsuit. Wrongful death lawsuits are similar to personal injury cases except that it’s the deceased’s family who is moving forward for accountability and compensation. Following the death of your loved one, speak with a Terre Haute wrongful death lawyer who can help you file a lawsuit.

One of our skilled wrongful death attorneys will evaluate your case, establish who was at fault, calculate compensation, and help guide you through filing a lawsuit against the responsible party or parties.

Seeking Justice for Your Loved One with a Terre Haute Wrongful Death Lawyer

In Indiana, the state recognizes a wrongful death as someone’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct that causes a fatality. A fatal accident involving a repeated DUI offender or a medical mistake is grounds for a family to seek compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.

You may be unsure about what a wrongful death lawsuit is. A wrongful death lawsuit allows the family of the deceased to seek justice and compensation from the person or persons responsible for the incident that caused the fatality. Examples can include:

  • Surgical errors
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog attacks
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Car crashes
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Truck collisions
  • Jobsite accidents

A Terre Haute wrongful death attorney can help you to seek justice by investigating the accident, determining fault, and proving it in court.

We’ll Determine If Your Case Qualifies as Wrongful Death

To file a successful wrongful death case, you’ll need to prove that a careless or negligent act caused your loved one’s fatality. While this may seem simple, you may not receive the justice you seek without the guidance of a skilled wrongful death attorney. An insurance company may quickly offer a settlement to the grieving family, but it may not be in their best interest.

In Indiana, a deceased individual’s spouse, guardian, parents, nondependent children, or estate representative can seek to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. Your local Terre Haute wrongful death attorney will explain the law and what is the best way to proceed with your case.

Our Skilled Wrongful Death Lawyers Will Help You Establish Liability

Accidents can happen anywhere. While many happen on the road, some do occur in the workplace. Job site fatalities may involve multiple responsible parties. Our experienced wrongful death lawyers will investigate your claim and determine who should be held accountable. Corporations shouldn’t be shielded from liability.

Wrongful death lawsuits can involve the doctors who made a medical mistake and sometimes even the hospitals that employ them. A truck driver who caused the death of your loved one in a crash may be responsible, but it could also involve their employer or contractors. Your Terre Haute wrongful death attorney will thoroughly investigate your case to ensure all responsible parties are brought to justice.

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We’ll Act Quickly on Your Claim to Meet Indiana’s Statute of Limitations

Under Indiana Code Title 34 Civil Law and Procedure § 34-11-2-4, families have two years to file a wrongful death claim. While two years may seem like a lot of time, wrongful death lawsuits require time to gather evidence, investigate the accident, and determine liability. If you attempt to file a lawsuit after Indiana’s statute of limitations has expired, your claim will be dismissed.

Bringing your claim to a Terre Haute wrongful death attorney as soon as possible will allow them to ensure that your case is filed on time.

We Will Help You Get All Recoverable Damages in Your Wrongful Death Case

Following the death of your loved one, you may be entitled to recover damages. While some recoverable damages may be obvious, we will work to ensure that you receive compensation for all that you’re entitled to. Valid damages can be both economic and non-economic. Our skilled team will determine what types of damages you can seek.

Economic damages from a wrongful death lawsuit can include more than just the obvious:

  • Medical expenses: The cost of all medical bills incurred due to the accident, such as hospital bills, surgical costs, medications, and fees associated with medical transport
  • Burial costs: Expenses incurred for the loved one’s funeral and burial services like memorial service costs, casket or urn, burial plot or cremation fees, and funeral home services
  • Loss of financial support: Loss of future financial support includes compensation for the deceased’s expected future earnings until retirement and includes expected bonuses, raises, and promotions
  • Loss of benefits: This includes a loss of health insurance and expected retirement savings
  • Loss of services: Child care, house cleaning, lawn maintenance, cooking, and shopping, if they were provided by the deceased, can be sought as damages

The deceased’s family can also claim non-economic damages such as:

  • Loss of companionship: Close family members can seek compensation for the emotional loss of their loved one’s companionship, love, and affection
  • Loss of consortium: Spouses or partners of the deceased can seek compensation for the loss of comfort and sexual relations
  • Loss of guidance and support: This refers to the loss of the deceased’s guidance, advice, and emotional support they would have provided for close family members
  • Pain and suffering of the deceased: Family members may seek compensation for the pain and suffering their loved one suffered from the injury until death
  • Emotional distress: This is compensation for mental anguish, grief, and sorrow experienced by close family members due to the death

Choose Yosha Law as Your Wrongful Death Attorneys

Why Choose Yosha Law as Your Wrongful Death Attorneys in Terre Haute?

A wrongful death is a tragedy that no family should have to endure. However, filing a wrong death lawsuit can help families seek justice, find closure, and ensure they don’t face any financial hardships. Our compassionate team will handle the legal elements of your claim while you focus on grieving.

Let Us Help You Seek Justice During This Difficult Time: Schedule a Free Consultation Today

When you’re mourning the loss of a spouse, child, sibling, or parent, filing a wrongful death lawsuit may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it is the only way to hold the responsible party or parties accountable. Doctors, hospitals, trucking companies, and even big corporations shouldn’t be shielded from being held accountable for their negligence.

Since 1963, the compassionate law team at Yosha Law has been helping families seek justice and compensation. Our highly skilled wrongful death attorneys in Terre Haute will fight for your loved one’s justice and ensure that your family receives the compensation they deserve.

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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.

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