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.
Placid settings and routine activities can turn into tragedy when manufacturers and other parties do not fulfill their duties of assuring safety. The manufacturer of sporting equipment and others are being blamed for the death of a 14-year-old playing basketball at his Indiana home, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed earlier this month in St. Joseph Superior Court.
Gathering evidence and taking appropriate legal measures are essential in holding negligent parties responsible through an Indiana wrongful death lawsuit. In a recent case, however, the estate of a woman who died because of alleged medical malpractice cannot receive survivor damages, because her husband died without having a will or naming heirs.