Wrongful death damages never really make up for losing a loved one in a tragic accident, but Stracci Law Group aims to deliver justice in the form of substantial compensation. Our experienced legal team will stop at nothing to ensure you have the best possible chance of recovering medical expense costs and more.
Losing a loved one is a traumatic, painful, and difficult experience for any family. Still, the right wrongful death attorney can bring the responsible party to justice.
If your loved one died due to intentional or negligent acts, our Indiana wrongful death attorneys will build your case and vigorously pursue justice with a well-paced and focused strategy.
Indiana recognizes two separate types of wrongful death--adult wrongful death and child wrongful death, with very significant differences between the two in terms of who can bring an action, who can recover, and how much compensation is available. We are Indiana’s top attorneys specializing in both of these types of wrongful death claims. Our phone line is always open, and our team is always ready to assist you.
Wrongful Death Case Types
Before moving forward with a case, you should first know “what is a wrongful death suit?” You should also be familiar with the most common kind of wrongful death cases, as this will help you determine whether your case has a good chance of delivering compensation.
A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit that seeks damages from an individual or organization who acted negligently and caused death as a result. It is not a criminal case but a civil suit typically resolved with a financial settlement.
As a wrongful death requires proof of negligence and a breach of duty, there are some fairly common types of wrongful death cases. These include:
While rare, pedestrian accidents that occur due to an individual driving recklessly, carelessly, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol are tragic. Worst of all is that they are avoidable.
A wrongful death auto accident case must prove that a driver acted without care or in a negligent or reckless way. It may also relate to an accident being caused by a faulty car, by the driver being under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or any other breach of duty that results in another person’s death.
Manufacturers of equipment or consumer products have a duty to abide by all relevant laws and provide safe products for consumers to use. All products must also be labeled to avoid misuse and help people remain safe while using the product.
If a duty of care to customers was breached and resulted in death, you might have a case.
Vehicle and Semi-Truck Accidents
Vehicle and semi-truck accident suits are pursued to target drivers who acted recklessly or organizations/bodies responsible for taking care of the trucks. Depending on how the accident occurred, you may be able to file a wrongful suit against the truck’s owner or driver.
What Determines Wrongful Death Damages
Wrongful death damages are determined by several factors and will vary depending on the kind of suit you file.
Indiana recognizes both wrongful death actions and survival actions. The purpose of a wrongful death action is to compensate the family of the deceased for costs arising from burial, administering the estate, psychiatric care for surviving dependents and family members, loss of future earnings, and loss of the love and companionship of the deceased.
Survival actions, by contrast, are designed to cover expenses such as medical expenses for a protracted stay in the hospital. Its ultimate purpose is to recover money so that the estate isn't hit with massive medical bills that drain all of the recovery won in the wrongful death action. Without a successful wrongful death suit, there can be no survival action.
Punitive damages and recovery for grief cannot be recovered in either a wrongful death action or a survival action. The damages our wrongful death lawyers will seek may be determined by the following factors, among many other possible factors:
- A loss of consortium
- A loss of companionship and love
- The pain and suffering experienced between an accident and death
- Burial/funeral costs
- Loss of income from the deceased person
- Loss in inheritance
- Loss of the value of services the deceased would have provided
- Loss of care or nurturing from the deceased
- Any medical treatment costs incurred pre-death
How Our Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help in a Wrongful Death Case in Indiana
A skilled wrongful death attorney from Stracci Law Group will fight tirelessly for you and your family. We know that money will never replace a loved one, but it will pay for medical costs and help you cope with your loss.
Our incredible team of lawyers works in three steps to pursue and achieve justice for you.
Get in touch, and we’ll discuss the intricacies of your case, learn more about you and your family, and consider what kind of damages are appropriate for you.
Our consultations are an excellent opportunity for you to get to know more about us, our approach to your case and become acquainted with the process of building your case.
Determining Liability and Building Your Case
Once we know the facts, our seasoned attorneys will share knowledge to determine liability and build as strong a case as we can. We’ll predict possible bumps in the road and counter-arguments and ensure we’re always two steps ahead.
Vigorously Pursuing Justice
We will then move forward with your case and vigorously pursue justice for as long as it takes, ensuring that every possible liable party and every cent of damages you are entitled to is identified, attached to the case, and recovered on the survivors' behalf.
Why Choose Wrongful Death Injury Lawyers from Stracci Law Group
We Handpick the Right Attorney for You
Our team of wrongful death attorneys has a wealth of experience in a wide range of wrongful death cases. With every new case, we carefully select the right attorney to deal with your case based on their experience and knowledge.
Regular Meetings Ensure a Strategic Focus
Every member of the Stracci team meets regularly to collaborate on cases, provide input and advice, and ensure a strategic focus on every single suit.
We’re always here for you. Right by your side.