Wrongful Death Lawyers in Indiana Fight on Behalf of Your Family
An unexpected tragedy can leave surviving family members with considerable debt
Every accident is unfortunate, but some are particularly heartbreaking. Incidents that result in a loss of life that leaves that person’s survivors with considerable expenses and anguish. At Griner & Company, Attorneys at Law, we represent surviving family members often left wondering about their legal options following the wrongful death of a husband, wife, father, mother or other family member.
Our Mishawaka law firm supports families in South Bend as well as Elkhart and Marshall Counties. We understand that no amount of money can truly compensate you, but we can help you seek legal recourse for the expenses you’ve incurred and the loss you’ve suffered.
Wrongful death lawsuits can have any number of causes
Wrongful death is the civil remedy for the death of an individual due to the wrongful actions of another person. This means that the family of someone who died as a result of the negligence or intentional act of another person has a legal cause of action. The personal representative of the estate, sometimes called “the executor” in other jurisdictions can act on the family’s behalf by bringing a wrongful death suit. Surviving spouses, children, and in some cases medical providers can recover financial compensation from a successful lawsuit.
A civil lawsuit is different from a criminal charge, although both can result from the same incident. Someone who intended to hurt another person and committed an act that resulted in that person’s death can face both a criminal charge and a civil lawsuit by the victim’s family. Causes of wrongful death include:
What can I recover after the death of a family member?
Children and spouses may be entitled to damages. According to Indiana law, family members can sue for the following damages in a wrongful death suit:
The exact amount of financial recovery is determined by a judge or jury, unless the parties agree on a settlement. Indiana does not permit damages for a family’s grief or punitive damages. There are also certain monetary limits that can be awarded. Speak with one of our firm’s wrongful death lawyers to learn more about your family’s eligibility for a lawsuit.
Contact us for a free initial consultation about your wrongful death case in Indiana
Griner & Company, Attorneys at Law is a Mishawaka-based law firm that provides legal services in a variety of fields to the residents of South Bend as well as those in Elkhart and Marshall Counties. If your family has lost a loved one due to someone else’s actions, speak with one of our attorneys about your legal options. We provide services on a contingency-fee basis; you don’t pay us until you receive compensation. Contact us for a free initial consultation at 574.213.5300 or online.