Indiana Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Indiana wrongful death lawyers at Tabor Law Firm are dedicated to helping families get back on their feet. For over 75 years, we have supported Indiana families and loved ones through the challenging transitions following a sudden loss. Whatever the cause of death, we will investigate all negligent parties and help you find justice.
At Tabor Law Firm, we understand that no amount of money can replace a loved one. But we also believe that the security of your financial future is important. This is especially relevant when dependents lose the primary wage-earner, leaving them with escalating debt. Tabor Law Firm will work tirelessly to see that you and your family recover full compensation at no cost to you. We do not charge attorney’s fees unless you obtain a favorable verdict or settlement.
Wrongful Death Causes
Wrongful death refers to the loss of a loved one caused by negligence. When another party’s careless conduct causes a fatal accident, the legal right to relief does not die with the victim. Instead, a wrongful death action “survives” the accident, allowing family members to recover compensation for the loss. They can bring a wrongful death claim against all parties whose negligence directly caused the death. Wrongful death is often caused by negligence involving:
- Impaired driving
- Premises liability
- Defective products
- Trucking collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Fires and explosions
- School bus accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
Tabor Law Firm has extensive experience handling wrongful death cases caused by these accidents and other negligent acts. We pursue all avenues of relief against the parties at fault, whether they include individuals, professionals, manufacturers, or a combination of entities. Let us protect your rights during this vulnerable time while you and your family recover.
Eligible Family Members Recover Damages
Indiana law determines which surviving family members are eligible to recover for wrongful death. Generally, wrongful death claims are limited to immediate family members, such as a spouse, parent, child, or sibling. Eligible family members who can show a direct link between another party’s negligence and the death are entitled to several forms of monetary compensation. Both economic and non-economic damages are available, including:
- Funeral costs
- Medical expenses
- Lost income over time
- Measurable future earnings
- Loss of love, companionship, guidance
Measuring Financial and Emotional Loss
Economic loss includes all medical and burial costs resulting from the death. In order to determine the value of past and future lost income, courts will consider factors such as:
- Age of deceased, any children
- Health condition before accident
- Present income, earning capacity
- Future financial, earning prospects
- Loss of services rendered to family
- Economic loss of children and family
Non-economic damages such as the loss of love and affection are difficult to calculate. While the lost companionship of a spouse or parent has no price, experienced lawyers and experts do their best to estimate the value of intangible losses that most affect a family.
Contact the Indiana Wrongful Death Attorneys at Tabor Law Firm Today
If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by negligence, the Indiana wrongful death attorneys of Tabor Law Firm can help. We explain the confusing laws that govern wrongful death and explore every source of relief. Our experienced lawyers know how to determine present and future losses and craft a strategy to maximize your monetary award. At Tabor Law Firm, we do everything possible to speed up your recovery of damages so that you and your family can move ahead with your lives. Call (317) 236-9000 for a free consultation or contact us online.