Red lights are important traffic signals. When drivers see glowing red indicators at intersections they are expected to stop their vehicles and wait until the indicators turn to green. When such a change happens, a driver has the right to move forward through the intersection.
A wrongful death may occur when a person dies due to the actions of another person. Wrongful deaths can be the result of negligence, recklessness, criminal conduct and other actions. In Indiana, certain laws dictate just who may pursue wrongful death damages, when they must do so and what losses they may not be able to seek through their lawsuits.
The loss of a loved one can be an emotionally devastating event. Family and friends must carry on without their loved one. Particularly for families, it can also be a financially devastating event. Funeral expenses and loss of income can be problematic. If the death in question happened because of the wrong actions of another party, there may be a way to hold that party accountable for their actions.
Routine activities in a vehicle may prove to be fatal if the vehicle contains design flaws.
A lawsuit may be able to survive the plaintiff's death according to an appeal heard by the Indiana State Supreme Court earlier this month. After hearing arguments on this appeal, the court will decide whether medical providers will have to pay damages in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the patient's husband before he died.