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Wrongful Death

Indianapolis, Indiana

Have you lost a loved one in an accident? Along with your emotional pain, are you now facing the additional burden of bills that you must pay without the financial as well as emotional support of your loved one? In these cases, the law allows you to get compensation if your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person.

If you have lost a loved one and are considering a wrongful death lawsuit, this page contains some basic information, but we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation about your legal rights and options. Please call 317-815-8600 or email Stephen B. Caplin, Professional Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana today.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is when your loved one’s death is caused by the negligence or misconduct of another person, company, or other entity. Unfortunately, there are many potential causes of wrongful death, such as:

When wrongful death occurs, you may have the right to compensation from the person or persons responsible.

Filing Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years of a person’s death and can only be filed by the personal representative of the deceased. However, they are filed on behalf of the deceased’s:

  • Spouse
  • Dependent children
  • Dependent next of kin
  • Providers of burials services and care during the final illness

With the exception of care and burial expenses, compensation for wrongful death is distributed according to the same terms as your loved one’s personal property.

Compensation in Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Indiana law guarantees a minimum of compensation that can be provided by a wrongful death lawsuit, which includes:

  • Medical and burial expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost services

In addition, you can receive compensation for the loss of companionship, love, and emotional support from your deceased loved one.

Why Choose Stephen B. Caplin, Professional Corporation

After your loved one’s death, you want more than just money—you want justice. At Stephen B. Caplin, Professional Corporation, our emphasis on civil justice means we understand this need and helps us approach your case in a sensitive way, with an eye toward getting you everything you want out of your lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys have helped people across Indiana get not just compensation, but consolation with a wrongful death lawsuit.

For more information on how we can help, please contact Stephen B. Caplin, Professional Corporation in Indianapolis, Indiana today.