Archive for the Wrongful Death Category


Accidental Death or Wrongful Death? The Legal Difference

Accidental Death Not Always a Wrongful Death The mere fact that there has been an accident does not necessarily mean that this is what is known in the law as “wrongful death.” Sometimes, an accident is just that: an accident. However, there are times when there is an accident, and it is an “accidental death,” […]

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Indiana Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases in the state of Indiana are governed by statute. At common law, there had been absolutely no tort liability for killing another person, because personal injury claims did not survive the injured party’s death. Ed Wiersma Trucking Co. v. Pfaff, 643 N.E.2d 909, 911 (Ind.Ct.App.1994), adopted by 678 N.E.2d 110 (Ind.1997). Today, wrongful death cases have grown in number, and have developed a body of case law. It is an area of the law that is strictly governed by Indiana statute (code).

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The Value of the Life of a Housewife: Wrongful Death in Indiana

I learned something in this case about valuing a life, particularly about valuing the life of a woman who did the kinds of things that wives and mothers typically do on a daily basis.

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