Nothing is more painful than the loss of a loved one. If you have lost a spouse, child or other beloved family member as a result of a fatal accident, the attorneys and staff at Dugan & Rybicki offer their most sincere condolences.
If you have questions about your legal rights and need to speak with a Northwest Indiana injury attorney, we are pleased to be of assistance. We offer a free consultation because we understand that accident victims and their families have many questions that need answers.
Wrongful Death Claims in Indiana
Just as an accident victim has a right to receive compensation for injuries they have sustained as a result of negligence, a dependent family member also has a right to pursue compensation. A family member can file a wrongful death claim to pursue compensation for the loss of a loved one.
When a family member files a wrongful death claim, they stand in the shoes of the accident victim. The defendant has a right to raise the same defenses against a family member as they would if the accident victim were filing a lawsuit on their own.
As with any personal injury lawsuit, there are a number of complex issues that must be addressed, including the cause of an injury, establishing the negligence of the defendant and proving damages. Our Lake County personal injury attorneys have more than 20 years of experience and have considerable trial experience. As former insurance defense attorneys, our lawyers understand how insurance companies analyze personal injury claims.
If you need to speak with a lawyer about a wrongful death claim, contact Dugan & Rybicki in St. John, Indiana. To contact our Lake County law firm for a free consultation, call (219) 365-7766, or contact us by e-mail.