The death of a loved one is emotionally excruciating. The pain is even worse when the death is caused by the negligence of another person. If you believe your loved one suffered from wrongful death, our attorneys at Greene & Schultz Trial Lawyers are here to support you and fight for the justice your loved one deserves. We are committed to holding those responsible accountable for their actions.
We have helped clients in Bloomington, Indiana, and throughout Indiana and Illinois whose family members passed away due to:
Pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit is important for clients to feel a sense of closure, to gain justice for their loved one, and to prevent the same situation from happening to other families.
It can also result in compensation for funeral and medical costs, lost income, emotional pain, and more.
Wrongful Death FAQ
What is a wrongful death?
A wrongful death claim can result from a negligent, careless, or reckless act. It can also include an intentional act, but insurance will not cover claims for intentional acts. The purpose of a wrongful death claim is to help the dependents of the deceased person who are now struggling with financial and emotional burdens and to procure justice for their loved one.
What is the statute of limitations for a wrongful death claim?
The statute of limitations is two years, starting when the incident occurred or when the injury was discovered. However, if the claim is against a government body, the claim needs to be filed within 180 days. That’s why you should contact a lawyer immediately if your loved one was killed due to another’s negligence, to avoid missing the deadline.
Who can file the wrongful death claim?
In Indiana, a spouse or dependent children can file the claim. If there is no spouse or dependent children, parents or non-dependent children can make the claim and receive limited benefits.
When you are suffering from the grief and pain of a wrongful death or serious injury, Greene & Schultz Trial Lawyers provides you with the peace of mind of knowing you are in the best possible hands. For more information or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today at 812-336-4357!