Koch & McAuley, PC – Law Firm in Bloomington & Bedford, IN
 

Wrongful Death

No family is prepared for the sudden, wrongful death of a loved one. The wrongful death of a child is particularly devastating. Where the negligence of another party cost a loved one his or her life, the family can bring a wrongful death claim against that person or company.

In a wrongful death claim, the family must show:

  • That the death was caused by negligence, a wrongful act, or an intentional act. In some cases, such as a fatal dog attack or defective product, this is not necessary;
  • If the accident had not taken his or her life, the deceased could have filed an Indiana personal injury claim;
  • At least one beneficiary or dependent has survived the death; and
  • Monetary damages resulted from the death.

A claim for wrongful death must be filed within two years, so it is important that evidence be preserved as soon as possible.

Eric Allan Koch is experienced in wrongful death litigation. With over 30 years of experience, he is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Ratings by his clients have earned him the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award for responsiveness, quality of service, communications ability, and overall value and the Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Gold Award.

We handle wrongful death claims on a contingent fee basis.

If you have lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence, contact us for a free and confidential consultation*.

Call 812-337-3120

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* A free confidential case evaluation will be conducted by telephone by an attorney, paralegal, or legal assistant for the purpose of enabling the prospective client to learn more about the experience and credentials of the attorneys in the law firm and for the law firm to determine in advance whether any actual or potential conflicts of interest exist, determine in advance whether the matter is within the firm's scope of practice, make a preliminary evaluation of the merits of the matter, and evaluate whether the firm's current case load allows the firm to accept the case.