Wrongful Death

Toe tag on bodyA wrongful death means the untimely death of a person as a result of negligence, or other wrongful conduct of another. Wrongful death cases may arise from the following instances: plane crashes, car accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability and causes of action based in negligence. In the State of Indiana, wrongful death causes of action were created by statute. Under the English common law, no such cause of action existed after the injured party passed away. To remedy this problem, the Indiana Legislature passed the Wrongful Death Act. Pursuant to this act, an estate in the name of the party that died as a result of the wrongful act of another must be opened within two (2) years of the date of the wrongful act, or the cause of action will be barred by the running of the statute of limitations. The Wrongful Death Act also specifically list the types of damages that the estate may recover which included: medical bills, future lost wages, loss of love and affection, loss of support and several of types of damages. An example is:

In 2008, Attorney Gladish was able to obtain a settlement for the estate of an elderly Lake County resident in the amount of $(Rule 7.2 does not allow attorney Gladish to list this amount). The death was a direct result of the negligent driving of an employee for a Lake County business establishment. The named parties involved in this accident are not disclosed to respect the privacy of these individuals.

In 2010, Attorney Gladish was able to obtain a settlement for the estate of a young father who was a Lake County resident in the amount of $(Rule 7.2 does not allow attorney Gladish to list this amount). The death was a direct result of the negligent driving of a truck. The named parties involved in this accident are not disclosed to respect the privacy of these individuals.