Losing a loved one, no matter what the circumstances, is typically devastating, and the emotional impact for a family may be immeasurable. For many Indiana families, the financial impact may also be crushing. When a loss is the result of the recklessness or carelessness of another party, a wrongful death lawsuit is generally seen as an appropriate way to pursue claims for relief concerning the financial damages incurred.
Wrongful death claims are a common result when a loved one is killed in a car accident that is blamed on the negligence of another person. Negligent nursing home care is another circumstance that often leads to a legal claim of wrongful death. Construction site accidents may also spawn a wrongful death suit.
These are not the only incidents that may lead to a wrongful death suit. When a fatal accident occurs on someone’s property, that property owner may face claims of negligence from a wrongful death situation. A slip and fall accident is one of the most common sources of injuries, and unfortunately, wrongful death on someone’s property. Hazardous toys or medicines negligently left out can also lead to situations where a visiting family or child is put at risk and loss of life occurs.
This type of lawsuit can be a challenging and trying time for an Indiana family already dealing with the grief of losing a loved one. Nevertheless, a wrongful death suit can be an appropriate legal remedy when evidence of negligence or other wrongdoing exists. To prevail in a civil claim, it will be necessary to document that the negligence claimed was the proximate cause of the victim’s death. Our website has more information about these issues, and the first step in proceeding is typically to arrange a case review by our law firm.