Losing a loved one is a painful life-altering event. If you have lost a loved one because of the recklessness or negligence of another person, a wrongful death claim may help you get justice. A wrongful death claim is a civil lawsuit filed by a personal representative of the deceased, usually the next of kin. With a wrongful death, claim you can get compensation for:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical expenses accrued prior to death
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of financial support
- Estimated lifetime income
Compensation cannot replace your loved one, but it can ease the financial burden of a sudden loss. It is important to note that not just anyone can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. There are limits on who can receive money from a wrongful death settlement. In Indiana, there is also a time limit for wrongful death claims, ending at two years after the date of death.
You deserve room to grieve after your loss. Let the personal injury attorneys at Hensley Legal Group do the work for you. We will file the claim for you, represent you in court, and walk you through the legal process so you know what to expect. Your initial call to us is always free. To discuss pursuing compensation for wrongful death, please don’t hesitate to call (812) 437-2000.