The passing of a loved one is devastating for the victim's family and close friends. When that death is due to the negligence or carelessness of a corporation or individual, the loss is even more tragic and senseless because it could have easily been prevented had the party acted responsibly. Michigan law allows a representative of the surviving family members to bring a wrongful death action against a negligent party for damages.
We know that there is no amount of money that will ever bring your loved one back, but our clients recognize the value and importance of pursuing a claim to not only recover damages but to also send a message that such behavior will not be tolerated. While financial concerns are often the last thing a family wishes to think about during this time, our clients recognize the responsibility to take steps early on to ensure the family's future well-being. Families should have to deal with the stress of debt and concerns about how to provide after suffering the loss of a loved one.
In wrongful death suits, include damages for funeral costs, medical expenses prior to the death, property damage, lost wages and benefits, and emotional suffering of the victim's loved ones. The legal system cannot restore life to how it was prior to the accident, but it can help families get through trying times by ensuring that they are financially equipped to handle the death expenses and the change in circumstances.
If you or your loved one has died as a result of negligence, contact us to protect your rights. We will meet with you for a free, no-risk consultation. We represent the families of wrongful death victims on a contingency fee basis, which means that there is no fee to us unless we recover compensation for our clients.