Wrongful Death Attorneys in Indianapolis

Working to Secure Justice & a Fair Recovery for You & Your Family

One of the hardest things any family has to deal with is the unexpected loss of a beloved family member. This sudden loss is devastating. You are immediately faced with numerous financial uncertainties and emotional challenges. It is important to remember, however, that you have the right to take legal action if your family member’s death was the result of negligence.

At Tabor Law Firm, we know these challenges can be overwhelming. Our wrongful death attorneys in Indianapolis have the experience to handle all types of wrongful death cases. We offer compassionate, personalized legal services for clients who are grieving the loss of a family member. We can handle all of the legalities of the case, giving you time to grieve and take care of your family.

We invite you to reach out to us at your earliest convenience for a free consultation. Call (317) 689-0077 or contact us online.

What Makes a Death “Wrongful?”

Essentially, a wrongful death occurs any time a person dies as a result of another person, company, or entity’s negligence. For example, if a drunk driver crashes into another motorist, killing him or her, the drunk driver is automatically considered negligent as he or she has violated the law. The death of the other motorist, therefore, is considered “wrongful.”

The causes of wrongful death are varied and often include:

This list is not exhaustive; if your loved one’s death was the result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or intentional actions, you may be entitled to file a claim and seek recovery for your losses.

Proving Liability

In Indiana, a personal representative of the deceased’s estate has the power to file a wrongful death lawsuit and/or a survival cause of action. This representative acts on behalf of the surviving family members, who in turn become beneficiaries of the estate. Only certain individuals – spouses, children, and, in certain cases, parents – can recover damages through a civil lawsuit. The estate is directly compensated for any medical and funeral expenses, while the court divides damages for lost wages between the surviving family members. However, compensatory damages in a wrongful death case are capped at $300,000 in Indiana.

A wrongful death lawsuit can yield the following monetary damages:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Property damages
  • Legal costs

Of course, the outcome of a wrongful death case often depends on the quality of a claimant’s legal team. At Tabor Law, we can investigate your case, identify the negligent parties, and collect evidence that proves the defendant is ultimately responsible for your loved one’s death. With this information, we can develop a custom litigation strategy that maximizes your claim by holding the defendant accountable for their actions.

How Our Firm Can Help

Tabor Law Firm offers emotional support and provides decisive legal action in wrongful death claims. Our Indianapolis wrongful death lawyers pursue all avenues of relief against the parties at fault, whether they include individuals, corporations, manufacturers, or a combination of these.

We are committed to the Tabor Law Firm mission of providing you with:

  • The representation you want: We can take over negotiations with the insurance companies so that you can put your focus where it needs to be—grieving your loss and beginning the healing process.
  • The direction you need: It may be more than one entity that caused your loss, and each needs to be held accountable for the pain and suffering they have caused. Trust Tabor Law Firm to give you the direction you need.
  • The recovery you deserve: It's often difficult to think of how many ways your loss might affect you. Our experienced team knows where to look to uncover the whole picture so you can ask for what you need. Whether in settlement negotiations or at trial, we can help.

The Statute of Limitations

A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of your loved one’s passing. If you miss this deadline, the court may refuse to hear your case or the defendant’s legal team will request a case dismissal per the statute of limitations. In either occurrence, your path to monetary damages will be eliminated.

Talk to Our Attorneys Today about Your Legal Rights & Options

Indiana's wrongful death laws are varied and complex. The elements of damages can differ depending on the decedent’s age at the time of death, as well as the number of people who depended on him/her in life. Additionally, Indiana law only allows certain individuals—including surviving spouses, children, and, in certain cases, parents—to recover damages, and wrongful death claims must be brought by the personal representative of the decedent’s estate.

Contacting a knowledgeable and experienced wrongful death attorney for assistance with your claim is critical. The compassionate attorneys at Tabor Law Firm are available 24/7 to offer the legal assistance you need. We understand that no amount of compensation can reverse the lasting effects of an accident or replace a loved one. But we also believe that the security of your family's financial future is important.

Contact our office online or call (317) 689-0077 for a free consultation with a member of our legal team.

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