Workers' Compensation

Navigating Different Types of Wrongful Death Claims in Indiana

Any personal injury claim that results in death may qualify for wrongful death benefits. At CCHA Law, our wrongful death attorneys specialize in handling various types of wrongful death cases throughout Central Indiana, including Indianapolis, Noblesville, Westfield, Carmel, Fishers, Zionsville, and Tipton. The types of cases include:

Fatal Car, Truck, or Motorcycle Accidents

One of the most common types of wrongful death cases in Indiana involves fatal car, truck, or motorcycle accidents. These accidents can occur due to various factors, including:

  • Distracted driving

  • Speeding or disobeying traffic laws

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Reckless behavior on the road

When a loved one is tragically killed in a motor vehicle accident caused by another party's negligence or misconduct, surviving family members may be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim. Our experienced wrongful death attorneys at CCHA Law are dedicated to helping families seek justice and compensation for their losses in such devastating circumstances.

Medical Malpractice

Another prevalent type of wrongful death case in Indiana involves medical malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare providers fail to meet the standard level of care expected in their profession, resulting in the death of a patient. Examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Surgical errors

  • Misdiagnosis

  • Medication mistakes

  • Birth injuries

  • Failure to diagnose a severe medical condition

Losing a loved one due to medical malpractice can be especially distressing, as it often involves placing trust in healthcare professionals to provide proper treatment and care. Our seasoned wrongful death attorneys at CCHA Law have the expertise to handle intricate medical malpractice cases. We are committed to holding negligent healthcare providers accountable for their actions and seeking justice for families who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to medical negligence.

Workplace Accidents

Fatal accidents in the workplace are tragic events that can occur across various industries, such as construction, manufacturing, and transportation. These incidents may result from falls, machinery malfunctions, or exposure to hazardous substances. Employers are responsible for ensuring a safe work environment, and when negligence leads to a death, surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim.

Product Liability

Wrongful deaths resulting from defective or dangerous products are a devastating reality for many families. When a product malfunctions due to design flaws, manufacturing errors, or inadequate warnings, it can lead to fatal accidents. Examples include faulty automotive parts, defective medical devices, or contaminated food products. Manufacturers, distributors, and sellers may be held liable for such deaths. In Indiana, families of victims have the right to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Premises Liability

Fatal accidents that occur on someone else's property due to negligence or hazardous conditions fall under premises liability. Whether it's a slip and fall accident, inadequate security leading to assault, or a dangerous condition on the property causing fatal injuries, property owners can be held accountable for wrongful death. In Indiana, property owners have a legal obligation to maintain safe premises and warn visitors of any potential dangers. If your loved one has died due to a property owner's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim.

Why File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Deciding to pursue a wrongful death claim can feel overwhelming, but it may be the only way to secure the compensation necessary to support your family. At CCHA Law we empower and support our clients throughout this process. We promise to:

Negotiate for Fair Compensation: We work diligently to secure the highest possible settlement for your family.

Offer Accessible Support: We provide access to assistance and guidance around the clock, addressing any concerns promptly.

Provide Clarity: We provide clear answers to questions about wrongful death cases and their procedures.

Keep You Updated: We keep you informed on the status and progress of your case every step of the way.

For many families coping with the loss of a loved one, seeking justice through a wrongful death claim offers a sense of closure and accountability. Holding responsible parties liable for their actions can provide comfort and closure during the grieving process. Moreover, these cases serve as a warning to others, demonstrating that negligent or harmful behavior carries consequences and is not tolerated.

Your Next Step: Seeking Justice for Your Loved One

If you suspect that someone else's actions led to your loved one's wrongful death, it's crucial to act swiftly. Indiana law has strict deadlines for filing wrongful death claims, and insurance companies also have their own time limits for claiming expenses.

At CCHA Law, we're here to help you navigate this challenging time. Our compassionate legal team operates on a 'no fee unless you win' basis, ensuring that you don't have to worry about upfront costs. We handle most cases on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay if we secure compensation for you.

Don't delay—contact us today for a consultation and let us fight for justice on your behalf.