Death comes to everyone; of that there is no doubt. But sometimes death comes too early, at the hands of a negligent party. If a loved one has been taken before his or her time, a Merrillville wrongful death law firm can help protect your family from additional suffering due to the resulting financial difficulties.
It used to be that according to the law, if someone was killed by the negligent behavior of another, there could be no lawsuit. The only person harmed was now dead and could not file a lawsuit. This injustice led all 50 states to pass laws allowing the next of kin to file a suit against the offender. Indiana’s wrongful death statute was first adopted in 1852 and was most recently amended in 1998. The law allows for the recovery of reasonable medical, hospital, funeral and burial expenses, lost earnings and loss of love and companionship. The case must be brought within two years of the victim’s death and may even cover the death of an unborn child.
We know money can never make up for the loss of a loved one. But dealing with a death in the family is hard enough without having to fight in court to recover the expenses involved. If you have suffered a loss in the family, a good Indiana wrongful death attorney can offer you a supportive environment while aggressively fighting for your rights.
Conveniently located just across the street from the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana, the injury law firm of Theodoros & Rooth stands by your side through every step of your case. Your initial legal consultation is free and we handle personal injury cases on contingency-fee basis — meaning you do not pay attorney fees unless compensation is recovered for your losses through a verdict or settlement. We are located just 30 miles outside Chicago. Call us at 219.769.6393 or contact us online to see if you have a case.