Can I Pursue an Emotional Distress Claim in a Wrongful Death Case?

Our Attorneys understand that Wrongful death cases enable family members to seek damages, including emotional suffering, loss of companionship, loss of financial support, medical and funeral expenses, and lost wages due to negligence. At Keller & Keller, emotional distress claims are common in wrongful death cases when the deceased endured significant suffering before passing. Eligibility for such claims typically requires a close relationship with the deceased and the cause of death linked to someone else's actions. Emotional and Physical Pain in a Wrongful Death Claim

Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence is emotionally challenging. Wrongful death involves seeking compensation when negligence or intentional actions cause a death. Not all deaths qualify as wrongful. To be eligible for compensation, it must be proven that negligence or intentional actions led to the death.

Specific state laws allow these classes of family members to recover. Consulting a qualified Indianapolis wrongful death attorney is essential when considering a wrongful death claim, as they can help assess your case's merits and guide you through seeking compensation for both emotional and physical pain.

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