Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When you have lost someone you love due to another’s misconduct, negligence, or intent, you’ve likely suffered a wrongful death. These incidents aren’t accidents, but preventable deaths, which make them especially emotionally painful and difficult to process. However, you don’t have to go through the legal steps alone. As your wrongful death attorney, we can guide you step-by-step to relieve some of the stress in your already painful situation.

We represent people who have been injured or suffered the death of a loved one as a result of the fault of someone else. If you are not sure if you have the kind of case we handle, call or request a free consultation just ask us, and if it may be the kind of case we can help with, we will be happy to provide you with a free consultation. If not, we can try to steer you in the right direction or make a referral to a lawyer who specializes in the area you need.



Wrongful death is a broad legal category that may include vehicle collisions, crashes, accidents, wrecks (automobile, truck, semi-tractor-trailer, motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian (vehicle v. pedestrian), bus, boating, airplane/aviation,train/railroad, drunk driving collisions, recreational vehicles, etc.). Additionally, a wrongful death case might also have similar attributes to premises liability cases (slip and fall, trip and falls, and other injuries or deaths occurring at a business premises or private residence), including:

• Unsafe or defective products causing death

• Animal bites or other incidents caused by animals

• Assaults and batteries, homicides, other criminal acts

• Medical malpractice (surgical errors, failure to diagnose a disease or condition, hospital errors, pharmacy errors, nursing home negligence and nursing home neglect

• Other negligence (failure to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others)


If your loved one was injured but survived for a time before a death caused by those injuries, you may have to choose whether to seek damages for the injury and suffering or the death itself.

Survival Action

If your loved one was injured and later died from unrelated causes, normally a case can still be brought (if done within the applicable legal deadlines) to recover damages for the deceased person’s injuries. This is not really a “wrongful death” case (because the death was not caused by the incident at issue) but is a special kind of personal injury case usually known as a “survival” action (because the claim for injuries “survives” the person’s unrelated death).


If you suffered the death of a loved one in Indiana, we can probably help you. We have handled and can handle cases in all counties in Indiana, in any state court in Indiana, and in all federal courts in Indiana.

The most important thing to know is that in some cases, the “where” is a complex question, so ask about a free consultation where we can better determine the “where” questions.

Even if your case isn’t in Indiana, or even in the United States, we may be able to help. We’ve represented cases from all over the U.S. and abroad. If your case in another state requires that we hire “co-counsel” in that state to help with issues under that state’s laws or to help file a lawsuit in that state, that will never result in any additional fees to you.


Not only have you experienced a wrongful death, but you’ve no doubt faced large bills that compound your already severe stress. With a wrongful death lawsuit, you can pursue compensation for a vast array of damages including:

• Medical bills (hospital bills, ambulance bills, doctor bills, medication costs, transportation costs, nursing and home health costs, medical equipment costs)

• Lost income to the dependents of the deceased person

• Counseling costs after a death

• Estate costs after a death

• Funeral and burial costs after a death

• Punitive damages (where allowed by law)

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Only certain people can file wrongful death lawsuits. Individuals or families who have lost a loved one and can seek compensation include men, women, children, surviving spouses, surviving parents, surviving children, other surviving family members, and guardians of a child or disabled person.

While we can choose who to work with, we never make those choices on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, sexual preference, religion, or political views.

Pursue Your Claim Against the Following

We represent you against any person or entity which investigation determines is, are, or may be at fault or legally responsible for the death of our client’s loved one.

• Individual persons

• Insurance companies

• International or national corporations

• Businesses of any kind (corporations, partnerships, LLC’s, LLP’s, PC’s, sole proprietorships, or non-profits)

• The State of Indiana or any of its agencies

• Any Indiana county, city, town, township, agency, or other entity

• The United States government or any federal government agency

• Any school corporation, district, or school city

• Any transportation or other authority (such as NICTD, Transpo, etc.)

• Healthcare providers

Start With a No-Pressure, Free Consultation

If you are not sure if you have the kind of case we handle, just ask us. If it may be the kind of case we can help with, we will be happy to provide you with a free consultation.