ABOUT WRONGFUL DEATH
WHAT IS WRONGFUL DEATH?
Wrongful death is death of a person due to the actions or negligence of another person or entity. Typically, a wrongful death lawsuit will be filed by a representative on behalf of the eligible survivors who have suffered harm from the decedent’s death. If after reading this article, you still have questions, contact the Indianapolis wrongful death attorneys at Montross Miller.
WHAT DOES WRONGFUL DEATH LOOK LIKE?
A wrongful death lawsuit is brought by a “real party of interest.” This may include spouses, children, step-children, parents and other close relatives of the decedent. The representative who brings the lawsuit must prove the death was caused by the fault of another, be it negligence or intentional action. The damages may include both economic and noneconomic awards.
Economic damages can include expenses such as medical and funeral. It also can include lost earnings or lost inheritance. Noneconomic damages, sometimes referred to as pain and suffering, can include (in some states) punitive damages. Wrongful death encompasses a wide variety of situations. A few of the common examples of wrongful death lawsuits include:
- Vehicle collision
- Semi-truck collisions
- Motorcycle collisions
- Medical Malpractice
- Product defects
- Workplace accidents
- Vehicle-Pedestrian collision
HOW TO PROGRESS IF YOU THINK YOU’RE A VICTIM OF WRONGFUL DEATH
Wrongful deaths are complex cases and often involve professionals or the entity they work for. They are often technically challenging and entail substantial risk.The burden of proof is high, and the qualifier for damages eligibility is that there must be a level of financial dependence prior to the death.
Almost any wrongful death case requires an enormous amount of time, effort, expertise and resources. We do not enter into wrongful death cases lightly. We objectively evaluate the case. When we feel strongly that the case has merit, the damages are substantial, and litigation is the only means of resolution, we will aggressively pursue fair compensation for damages.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Wrongful death lawsuits are complex matters and often do not fit into a neat category. What they have in common is a death through the fault of another that leaves emotional scars and financial hardship behind. The damages are acute and long-lasting; therefore, Montross Miller sees it as our mission to be selective in the cases we represent so that we may bring our full resources to bear in recovering our client’s loss.
If your loved one has suffered a death, and you believe it was due to the negligence or actions of another party, contact our wrongful death law firm where you will only speak to experienced attorneys. For a free case evaluation, contact us.
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