Who can file?
The survivors of the deceased who suffer damage caused by this death can file for wrongful death. These survivors can include immediate family, such as spouses, children, and parents, as well as those who were financially dependent on the deceased.
The following damages may be available in a wrongful death suit: loss of adult person’s love and companionship; medical and hospital expenses; funeral and burial expenses; lost wages and the benefits the deceased would likely have earned if he or she had lived; and cost of reasonable attorney’s fees.
Statute of Limitations
In Indiana, individuals can bring a claim for wrongful death typically two years from the date of death. Please do not delay in contacting an attorney.