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When a loved one dies unexpectedly, family members are left in shock. One of the most difficult things to deal with is when a person died because of someone else's negligence. If that is the case, then loved ones may be able to recover damages in what is known as a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death lawsuits can arise out of any form of negligent behavior, whether it is by a driver of a motor vehicle, a physician or healthcare provider who made a mistake, or some other person or company who was negligent in causing death.
Wrongful death damages depend on the specific circumstances. Wrongful death damages usually depend upon the relationship of the loved one to the deceased. For example, wrongful death damages are available to parents for a child's death, including but not limited to the loss of love and companionship. A surviving spouse who loses their wife or husband has a wrongful death case and may recover for the loss of love, care and affection of their deceased spouse. A decedent's income and earning capacity is also an element of damages. Medical and funeral expenses associated with the death are also compensable. Children, including adult children who are not dependent on their parents, may also file wrongful death claims for their parents. Damages for the loss of love and parental guidance are examples of losses that may be indemnified.
Contact Hilbrich Law Firm and speak with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys. We have handled hundreds of wrongful death cases, including but not limited to vehicular accidents, medical mistakes, work-related deaths, fire claims, and many other types of accidents which cause death. We are medical malpractice attorneys proudly serving Hammond, IN, Crown Point, IN, Highland, IN, Valparaiso, IN, Portage, IN, and more.
Call us at 1-877-877-LAW2 (5292) or send us an email at [email protected].