When catastrophic injuries lead to wrongful death, you might be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death claim. Our Indiana wrongful death attorneys can walk alongside you through the challenging process.
Construction Site Fatality | Wrongful Death/Workers’ Compensation
Settlement in a wrongful death construction case. While working within the course and scope of his employment, a heavy equipment attachment fell on the decedent striking him in the head causing his untimely demise. Boughter Sinak, LLC sued the general contractor, alleging that it failed to monitor the safety of its sub-contractors, which contributed to the accident. While the majority of the fault was likely to be attributed to the employer and there was a serious dispute over whether the claims would be dismissed as a matter of law, Boughter Sinak, LLC was still able to negotiate a successful resolution of the case, which enabled the decedent's two children to receive compensation to help with their future life endeavors. Prior to retaining Boughter Sinak, LLC, another attorney had declined representation of the family given the difficulty of the case and the unlikelihood of any recovery.
Lifting Apparatus Fall | Wrongful Death/Workers’ Compensation
Wrongful death settlement for a 39 year old man killed when a lifting apparatus fell on him while he was working within the course and scope of his employment. While there was a significant dispute over whether the decedent failed to place pins in the apparatus, leading to the apparatus falling, the Plaintiff was able to demonstrate that within days after the accident the Defendant had come up with a new design, which did not require the use of pins. The defense argued this was a subsequent remedial measure and, therefore, inadmissible; however, Boughter Sinak, LLC argued that it was, in fact, admissible to show the feasibility of the design concept. The Decedent was a Mexican national and being fluent in Spanish Mr. Boughter was able to communicate with the decedent's family in Mexico, which helped facilitate a fair and timely resolution of the family's claims.