Schererville Wrongful Death Attorneys
Supporting Wrongful Death Survivors in Indiana
When you lose a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another person or entity, it can compound the grief and stress that already comes with such a tragic loss. Fortunately, Indiana law allows for the surviving close family members of a recent decedent to file a wrongful claim. Such claims allow for the survivors to hold the at fault party accountable for their loved one’s death as well as receive compensation that can help them stay afloat during this trying time.
At Tauber Law Offices, our experienced and compassionate legal team has handled numerous wrongful death claims throughout Northwest Indiana. Our Schererville wrongful death lawyers are available to assist and represent you throughout the claims process so that you receive the fair and just compensation you and your family deserve. Allow us to take the burden of legal action off your shoulders so you can focus on what is really important while you and your loved ones grieve this loss.
Wrongful Death Claims in Indiana
Indiana law defines wrongful death as one that was "caused by the wrongful act or omission of another" individual or entity, such as a company. Circumstances that lead to wrongful death often fall into one of three categories:
- An act of negligence, such as a speeding motorist who kills a right of way pedestrian;
- Medical malpractice, such as prescribing a person the wrong dosage of medication; or
- An intentional act, such as a crime.
When the severity of injuries from an automobile accident, workplace equipment malfunction, or defective product makes an accident a tragedy that ends in the victim’s death, restitution for the loss is necessary for loved ones to rebuild their lives and begin to move on. Indiana law allows two years for survivors of a wrongful death victim to file a case in court. In such claims, specific damages may be rewarded to surviving dependents.
Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims
The injustice of a wrongful death hits the deceased’s family members the most. Those responsible for the death through their negligence and irresponsibility should be held accountable for compensating survivors for their losses, which include:
- Medical bills incurred by the deceased just prior to their passing
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship, love, support, and other emotional needs the decedent provided
- Loss of the deceased’s lifetime wage contributions to the family
Get In Touch With Us Today for Effective Legal Representation
Our law offices have decades of experience in wrongful death claims, Tauber Law Offices is proud to serve as an advocate for persons throughout Northwest Indiana whose loved one has suffered a wrongful death. Our attorneys are skilled at negotiation and are strong litigators in the courtroom.
Our legal team understands that this is a tough time. We treat you like family in your interactions with us and can guide you through the process of filing a wrongful death suit. We do not collect any fees for our services unless we win your case.
Give us a call at (219) 247-6790 or reach us by filling out this online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation and secure the representation you and your loved ones deserve during this trying time.