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 another individual, business, or party, 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 member(s) to bring a wrongful death action against a negligent party for damages.
There are many examples of how you may be eligible for payment because of the wrongful death of a loved one. A wrongful death claim requires that an estate be opened in the appropriate county prior to filing a lawsuit or settling a claim. These are issues that our experienced lawyers at Bashore Green deal with every day, working with clients throughout metro Detroit and southeastern Michigan. Our wrongful death attorneys will assist in opening the estate and achieving fair and just compensation for the family members and loved ones of a wrongful death victim.
Michigan law has strict time constraints on when a Wrongful Death case may be brought, but it depends on both the type of negligence and when the estate is opened. It is important to have all the details available upfront so that we can provide legal and strategic advice for you and your family.
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 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, Bashore Green’s lawyers consider it our responsibility to do what is needed legally to ensure the family’s future well-being. No family should not have to deal with the stress of financial debt and concerns about how to provide for a family that has been emotionally and financially devastated while grieving the loss of a loved one.
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 occurrence, but it can help families get through tough and tragic times by ensuring that they are financially equipped to handle the death expenses and the change in circumstances. A responsible party should not be allowed to escape without some type of compensation to help a family financially who has been devasted by the death of a loved one.
Contact the team at Bashore Green Law Firm to ensure that you will protect you and your loved ones’ rights if a possible Wrongful Death has occurred. If you believe your loved one’s death was caused by another’s negligence, do not delay. Our Michigan wrongful death attorneys can provide you with a free consultation. We Guarantee there is NO FEE unless WE WIN.