§ 34-23-1-0.1 Application of certain amendments to chapter
§ 34-23-1-1 Death from wrongful act or omission
§ 34-23-1-2 Wrongful death actions; damages

Terms Used In Indiana Code > Title 34 > Article 23 > Chapter 1 - Wrongful Death Generally

  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.