The wrongful death lawyers in Avon, IN, understand that no amount of money or time in court can bring your loved one back after a fatal accident. Even so, we want to help you get justice for the wrongs done to your family. We do so by helping you bring a wrongful death claim before Indiana’s civil judges.
This process can win you the right to fight for fair compensation based on your loved one’s losses. You do not have to go to court to win that compensation. Instead, you can trust Avon’s personal injury attorneys to tailor the civil process to best suit your needs.
Are you ready to learn more? You can get in touch with Vaughan & Vaughan today to book your FREE case evaluation.
How to Grieve and Pursue Justice
Many families believe that they have to give up their right to grieve in private to pursue justice on behalf of a wrongfully deceased loved one. This is not the case. A wrongful death attorney in Avon understands that you and your loved ones need space in the wake of a loved one’s unexpected death.
When we offer you and your family free case evaluations, we do so without the intent to pressure you into legal action. You can come to our office, learn about your right to legal action, and leave without ever feeling like you are forced to act.
Moreover, we make sure that you know that you can take legal action on your timeline. While you do have to take Indiana’s personal injury statute of limitations into account, you can come forward at any point within those two years to request an attorney’s representation.
You can customize your approach to the pursuit of justice. If you want to win fair compensation in the wake of a loved one’s wrongful death, you can take the following steps:
Fight for Compensation from an Insurance Provider
There’s no guarantee ensuring that the party liable for your loved one’s death has insurance. If they do, you may be in luck. You may have the right to bring your loved one’s losses to that insurance provider’s attention.
To do so, you need to file an insurance claim within a few days of your loved one’s passing. This can be difficult in the face of your grief, but you don’t have to do it alone. You can call on an attorney early in the process to create a comprehensive claim.
That said, be aware that an insurance provider may not show you the compassion you deserve. These companies prioritize their own financial well-being. An insurance claim adjuster may attempt to limit the amount of compensation you receive. You can, however, request that a wrongful death attorney help you counter that bad-faith behavior.
Consider Taking Your Case to Court
If the party responsible for your loved one’s passing does not have insurance, don’t panic. You have other roads to fair compensation. You can, for example, request that a personal injury lawyer bring your losses to the attention of an Indiana civil judge.
If you want to take your case to civil court, you need to file a wrongful death claim within Indiana’s personal injury statute of limitations. You also need to indicate to both an attorney and a court that the deceased elected you as their personal executor. Indiana only allows personal executors to act on behalf of the deceased when addressing legal matters.
Criminal Action Versus Wrongful Death Civil Action
Unfortunately, you do not have the right to request that the state assume criminal action against the party responsible for your loved one’s death. The state may choose to do so, but you cannot move that process one way or the other.
That said, if the state does initiate legal action against the offending party, you can keep track of that criminal case’s progress. Should you bring a civil case forward demanding compensation for a loved one’s wrongful death, the progress of a criminal case may impact yours. A criminal conviction can specifically serve as proof of negligence in a wrongful death case.
Your Avon wrongful death attorney can keep you updated as to the progress of the state’s criminal investigation and case should the case prove relevant to your pursuit of justice.
Let an Experienced Attorney Represent You Throughout the Legal Process
You do not have to let the perceived complexities of the legal process keep you from getting justice for the wrongs that your loved one endured prior to their death. If you choose to work with the wrongful death lawyers in Avon, you can more easily navigate the legal process while still giving yourself the space you need to grieve.
Working with an attorney does not need to complicate your financial situation. Vaughan & Vaughan specifically operates on contingency to make life easier for our clients. If you come to our team for representation, you can trust that you will not see a bill for our services unless we win your case.
You can discuss our contingency fee agreements during your initial case evaluation. All the while, you can trust that we will not pressure you into legal action. Your decision to act is just that: yours.
Contact Vaughan & Vaughan Today
No one overcomes the wrongful death of a loved one quickly. Fortunately, there are roads to justice that can help you get your life back on track again. You can work with Avon’s wrongful death attorneys to hold a negligent party accountable for the wrongs you and your loved ones have endured.
Our team has decades of combined experience helping families like yours get the compensation they deserve. You can learn more about our services during a free case evaluation. Contact us today to get your first appointment on the books.