Indianapolis Wrongful Death Attorneys
Working to Recover Justice & Fair Recovery for Families in Indiana
There is nothing more difficult than the unexpected loss of a loved one. Surviving family members are left to grapple with the immense emotional consequences and, in many cases, overwhelming financial burdens associated with a wrongful death.
If your loved one was killed as a result of another person, company, or entity’s negligent or intentional actions and you are looking for answers, Garau Germano, P.C. can help. Our Indianapolis wrongful death attorneys can help you determine if you are entitled to take legal action against the liable party and, if so, can help you fight for justice and the fair recovery you and your family need and deserve.
Contact our office online or by phone at (317) 854-5877 today to discuss your case.
What is Wrongful Death?
In general, a death is considered “wrongful” if it was the result of an act of negligence. A death may also be “wrongful” if it was caused by intentional actions, such as an assault. In any case, wrongful death proceedings are civil actions, separate from any criminal proceedings that may take place.
In wrongful death cases, plaintiffs (or the people bringing the claim) seek compensation for damages, such as medical treatment prior to death, funeral/burial expenses, loss of support (emotional and/or financial), loss of companionship, and more.
Wrongful deaths can occur as a result of many different events, including but not limited to:
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Defective products
- Dangerous premises
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
This list is not exhaustive; if your loved one was killed and you believe that another person or entity was at fault, reach out to our legal team to discuss your situation as soon as possible.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In Indiana, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate will be the one who technically brings the wrongful death claim. That being said, a surviving spouse, child (including adopted children), or parent may bring a claim. Indiana wrongful death laws are somewhat complex, so it is important that you speak to an experienced attorney.
Call (317) 854-5877 to find out more about how our wrongful death attorneys in Indianapolis may be able to help you and your family.
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