Nothing compares to the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. There is nothing you can do to prepare, and there is nothing you can do to recover what you have lost. Losing a family member in an accident is a tragedy. If you have lost someone close to you, your life will never be the same.
At the Caress Worland Law Group, our Indianapolis Wrongful Death Lawyers are devoted to helping families who have lost loved ones too soon. We are passionate about what we do, and we believe in doing everything possible to help our clients cope with their loss. If someone else is to blame for your loved one's death, asserting your family's legal rights is an important part of the recovery process, and we can help you seek justice in the Indiana courts. Families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence or fault of another have the right to seek compensation for their loss in the courts. In addition to the emotional pain of losing a loved one, you may also suffer financial ramifications as a result of the loss if you relied upon your deceased loved one for income and financial support. If you are in this circumstance, you deserve financial compensation. Various types of damages can be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit. These include economic damages such as money awarded for things like reasonable and necessary medical care, funeral expenses, and lost income. They can also include non-economic damages such as damages for pain and suffering and loss of the ability to enjoy life together. While it is impossible to put a financial value on these things, it is our hope that, by helping you to pursue these damages, your life will at the very least be somewhat improved from a financial perspective.
While seeking financial compensation for wrongful death involves filing a lawsuit, this does not necessarily mean that you will have to go to court. In fact, the majority of our cases settle without our clients ever seeing the inside of a courtroom. As your case progresses, we will keep you informed and seek your input when necessary. And if we receive a settlement offer, we will help you make an informed decision about whether to accept or continue to progress toward trial. Whatever decisions you make, you’ll be able to make them with the advice, experience, and knowledge of a team of attorneys that care about you and the results of your claim. We have the experience needed to fight hard toward a successful resolution on your behalf, and we are ready to do so.
Led by founding attorney Tim Caress, our team includes experienced attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals who are committed to doing what is best for our clients. We understand that you are coming to us out of necessity, and we appreciate the opportunity to be of service. Regardless of the circumstances involved in your case, you can expect our committed Indianapolis Wrongful Death Lawyers to provide prompt, professional, and personalized legal representation. We encourage you to contact us anytime you need someone to talk to.
Our practice includes representing families in wrongful death cases involving all types of fatal accidents. We have particular experience in cases involving:
If one of these situations or something similar has happened to your loved one, we understand your grief and your tremendous sense of loss. In these situations, you should never feel alone. Our team is here to listen and to help you move forward in the way that you decide is best.
In most cases, Indiana's statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is two years from the date of death. However, there are exceptions (for example, in cases involving fatal birth injuries), and determining when the statute of limitations expires is not always as straightforward as it may seem. If it has been a while since your loved one's accident, we encourage you to contact our dedicated Indianapolis Wrongful Death attorneys as soon as possible.
Indiana's wrongful death statute is more complicated than most when it comes to identifying the types of financial compensation that are available. Each family member's legal rights are dependent upon his or her relationship with the deceased, with certain family being entitled to more forms of compensation than others. Generally speaking, the types of financial compensation available for wrongful death in Indiana include:
During your initial consultation, we will explain the types of compensation available to you and begin gathering the information we need to provide you with an estimate of your potential financial recovery.
If you are unsure of what caused your loved one's death, that is okay. In fact, in most cases, the nature of our client's case is not clear until our skilled Indianapolis wrongful death lawyers conduct a thorough investigation. If you are thinking about hiring a wrongful death lawyer, that is reason enough to pick up the phone. We will provide you with an honest and straightforward assessment of your legal rights, and we will help you make an informed decision about whether to file a claim for financial compensation.
Since we handle all wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, it does not cost anything out of pocket to hire our firm to represent you. You only pay if your case is successful, and your legal fees will be calculated as a percentage of your total recovery.
To speak with our Indianapolis Wrongful Death attorneys about your case, please contact us to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. Call us 24/7 at (317) 255-5400, or tell us how to reach you and we will be in touch shortly. We look forward to discussing the circumstances of your case and helping you take the next steps forward toward seeking the recovery you deserve.