Evansville, IN Wrongful Death
The death of a loved one can be deeply traumatic. While grieving is always difficult, it can feel even more devastating if the death was preventable. On top of this grief, you and your family may face serious financial repercussions — from funeral expenses to the loss of a primary wage-earner.
If you believe the death of a loved one was caused by recklessness or negligence, the Morgan & Morgan team in Evansville may be able to help. Our wrongful death attorneys have the experience and knowledge to fight for the compensation you deserve, including funeral expenses, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
We know that filing a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind right now. However, our Evansville attorneys can help you evaluate if you have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit — all at no cost to you. Fill out our free case evaluation form to learn more.
Types of Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful death occurs when someone dies as the result of the wrongful conduct of another person or entity. This can cover a fairly broad array of negligent or criminal activity, including:
- Medical malpractice such as improper diagnosis, botched surgery, defective medical devices, improper medication, or administering incorrect anesthesia.
- Auto or plane accidents caused by neglectful operators or defective parts.
- Hazardous substances or unsafe conditions in the deceased’s workplace.
- Criminal behavior resulting in untimely death.
Wrongful death can occur for a number of reasons beyond those listed; if you think you have a case, contact us.
Who Can File This Lawsuit?
In Indiana, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by the spouse or children of the deceased (this includes adopted children). If the suit is on behalf of a child, it must be filed by the child’s surviving parents, with both parents filing if the child was a minor at the time of death.
What Can Be Recovered?
The state of Indiana does not award damages for pain and suffering in most cases. However, damages may be awarded for funeral and burial expenses, outstanding hospital and medical bills, all lost wages and benefits of the deceased, and the pursuit of the wrongful death claim in court.
Indiana law holds that all wrongful death suits need to be filed within two years of the date of death. The limit for wrongful death damages is currently $300,000.
Morgan & Morgan May Be Able to Help
Indiana has many specific laws regarding wrongful death lawsuits, and they can be tricky to navigate. Hiring the right lawyer may be critical to your success.Morgan & Morgan is not only America’s largest injury firm: we’re also a local law firm. If our Evansville team takes your case, we will fight to get justice for your loved one.
Morgan & Morgan has been fighting for the people for over 30 years. If you have lost a loved one due to another’s recklessness or negligence, fill out our free case evaluation form. There are no upfront costs and we always fight for full and fair compensation.