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Simultaneous Death and the Indiana Wrongful Death Statute

Updated June 23, 2023 | By Wilson Kehoe Winingham staff

What if a married couple dies simultaneously, making it impossible to determine who died first? How would damages apply?

Two Categories of Wrongful Death

In Indiana, the adult wrongful death statute groups individuals into two categories:

  1. Adults who were married, possessed dependent next of kin, or both
  2. Adults who were not married and possessed no dependent next of kin

The damages available under the Indiana wrongful death statute depends on which category the decedent falls into.

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