Indianapolis Wrongful Death Attorney
The death of a family member or loved one is an extremely painful process—especially if the death was the sudden and unexpected result of negligence on the part of another individual. When someone is killed in an automobile accident, a wrongful death lawsuit can prove that negligence (or liability in general) on the part of the defendant was the cause of death, entitling the victim’s survivors or beneficiaries to monetary compensation for their loss.
While nothing can truly replace a loved one, the Indianapolis car accident wrongful death lawyers of the Hankey Law Office can help you work through this difficult time. Contact us at (317) 634-8565 to begin discussing your specific circumstances with a compassionate and knowledgeable attorney.
Filing a Wrongful Death Suit
A wrongful death claim differs from a typical negligence lawsuit because most negligence lawsuits are filed by the victim themselves, and in a wrongful death case, the deceased is unable to sue for damages they personally sustained. As such, most states have passed “wrongful death statutes” to ensure that people who have experienced monetary losses due to the untimely death of a family member or loved one have a way to receive compensation for this loss.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
After a loved one is lost in a car accident, you will likely have many concerns on your mind. Can I afford to miss work? How will I pay for medical bills? Will I be able to cover funeral expenses? Should I hire a lawyer?
As a victim in a wrongful death case, you can collect compensation for the loss and expenses incurred through no fault of your own. This includes many things such as funeral expenses, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. Although, it is important to be aware that pursuing compensation is difficult without the help of a lawyer. Due to the nature of the legal process, you are unlikely to receive full and fair compensation without hiring a lawyer.
Let us handle negotiations with insurance, paperwork and evidence collection so you can recover and spend time with loved ones during this difficult time. There is no fee unless we win your case.
Why Choose Hankey Law Office to Handle my Case?
Choosing the right law firm for your case is an important decision. How can you tell who will fight for you and your family members with due diligence? Not every lawyer is committed to seeking justice, and the lawyer you decide to hire can have an important impact on your case’s outcome.
The team at Hankey Law Office has over 75 years of litigation experience combined among them. Over the years, we have fought for hundreds of clients in Indianapolis. We have had the privilege to serve the community in Indianapolis, hearing their stories and ensuring they get the compensation they deserve.
The husbands, wives, sons and daughters that make up our team understand the hardship you’re enduring. We listen to all of our client’s stories, giving them the time and empathy they deserve. We always put client interests first and make sure they’re given the respect and privacy they deserve while mourning.
The lawyers on our team are distinguished for their work. Several of our attorneys have been recognized as “Top 100” Litigation Lawyers in Indiana and “Top 10” for client satisfaction in Indianapolis. We work alongside professionals in the medical and forensics field to ensure justice is served.
Seeking Justice for Your Loved One’s Death
The car accident attorneys at the Hankey Law Office can help you understand what specific wrongful death statutes are applicable in your specific situation, as they can vary from state to state. However, nearly all of them follow the same guidelines, and contain some form of the following principles:
- The defendant is responsible, in whole or in part, for the death of the deceased individual
- The defendant was “negligent or strictly liable for the victim’s death”
- The deceased individual has a surviving spouse, children, or another beneficiary
- The victim’s survivor(s) experienced monetary damages because of the victim’s death.
How Much Will It Cost To Hire You?
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we will not collect a dime until we secure financial compensation for you and your family. We believe income and financial standing should never affect someone’s access to quality legal representation. Our no-fee policy exists so that you can hire quality lawyers without having to worry how you will cover our expense. This means we will never present you with a bill or ask for money out of pocket. We will merely collect a portion of your settlement after a verdict has been reached. If we are unable to serve justice and reach a settlement, you owe us nothing.
If you or someone you know has experienced loss from the wrongful death of a loved one, contact the Indianapolis wrongful death attorneys at the Hankey Law Office today at (317) 634-8565 to schedule a consultation.