Understanding Your Rights After a Fatal Accident

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal vehicle collision, we can sympathize with your situation. As wrongful death lawyers who handle auto accident cases in the Indianapolis area, we see fatal collisions far more often than we would like. No one deserves to die as a result of someone else’s carelessness or mistake, and no one deserves to go through what you have personally experienced in dealing with the loss of your loved one.

Following a fatal accident, it is important to stand up for your legal rights. As the spouse, parent or child of someone who was killed by a negligent, drunk or distracted driver, you deserve to be compensated for your loss. While no amount of money can ever come close to truly compensating for the loss of your loved one, the reality is that you are likely to incur substantial financial losses (in addition to the emotional toll) due to your loved one’s passing. By taking action to enforce your rights, you can help make sure that you do not have to shoulder the financial burden of living life without your parent, child or partner.

Compensation Available to Family Members After a Fatal Accident

In a wrongful death case, family members can generally seek to recover compensation for both the financial and non-financial costs associated with the loss of their loved one. The financial costs typically include medical and funeral expenses, as well as the loss of income, health insurance and other benefits.

With respect to non-financial losses, trying to cope with the loss of a loved one is a huge emotional burden. Under Indiana law, family members can receive financial compensation for the pain, suffering, mental anguish and loss of love and companionship that come with losing their spouse, parent or child. This is true in cases involving:

  • Aggressive driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Distracted driving (including texting behind the wheel)
  • Running red lights and stop signs
  • Speeding
  • Other forms of driver negligence

What You Can Do to Stand Up for Your Rights

In the aftermath of a fatal accident, being with your family is understandably your top priority. At Price Waicukauski Joven & Catlin, LLC, we do not want to take you away from that; but, we also do not want to see you wait too long and jeopardize your rights.

While we will need your involvement at certain points in the process, when you contact us about filing a wrongful death claim, we will handle as many aspects of your case as possible. From collecting evidence to dealing with the insurance companies, there are things that need to get done that do not need to get in the way of you spending time with your family. We are passionate about using the law to protect our clients, and the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start handling your claim.

Contact Price Waicukauski Joven & Catlin, LLC About Your Wrongful Death Claim in Indiana

If you would like to speak with one of our Indianapolis wrongful death lawyers, we invite you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. Call (800) 905-2856 or send us a message online to get started with your case today.

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