A loved one's death is always difficult. When that death is the result of negligence by another person or entity, the family has to deal with grief, loss and anger all at once. Why did this happen? Who is responsible? Could it have been prevented?
Michigan has a wrongful death statute, which requires the knowledge of a skilled lawyer to successfully navigate. Wrongful death cases are usually brought on behalf of the deceased by the surviving spouse, child or parent.
A lawsuit for wrongful death belongs to the decedent's family and is often brought by the personal representative or administrator of the decedent's estate. A wrongful death claim is often brought by the decedent's wife, husband, children and sometimes parents on behalf of the estate of the decedent.
In a wrongful death claim, damages can include financial support from future earnings and benefits that would have been received if the deceased loved one were still alive, funeral and burial expenses, and any medical expenses.
If you, your friends or other family members have a potential wrongful death case, contact our attorneys at zaher & Levi. You are urged to contact our law firm immediately. There are reasons why an attorney should be consulted immediately if one suspects that the death of a loved one was due to misconduct or negligence. For instance, critical evidence can be destroyed in the days and weeks following a fatal accident and it may eliminate the possibility of recovery when certain legal criteria are not satisfied. Therefore, surviving family members are advised to consult with our attorneys at Zaher & Levi immediately.
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