Michigan Wrongful Death Attorneys
Compassionate Legal Representation for Families
At Grewal Law PLLC, we understand that no amount of money can undo the suffering that comes with losing a loved one as a result of a preventable incident. However, when someone dies unexpectedly, the surviving family members are often left to shoulder the unanticipated financial burdens associated with the accident and the loss of their loved one. This can be incredibly difficult to manage. Our Michigan wrongful death attorneys can help you work to recover the compensation you are owed from the liable party.
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, we can help. Contact Grewal Law PLLC online or by phone at (888) 211-5798 for a free consultation.
What is Considered a "Wrongful Death?"
Every year, more than 90,000 people die in the United States as a result of unintentional injuries. In fact, accidental injuries are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States. Wrongful death is the legal term used when someone causes the death of another person. Thus, a death caused by the negligent, careless, or intentional act of another person or corporation is considered a wrongful death.
The Purpose of a Wrongful Death Claim
The goal of this type of a wrongful death claim is to seek compensation for those family members who have lost a loved one in order to help defray medical costs and provide financial support.
Depending on the unique circumstances of your case, you may be able to recover compensation for the following damages in a wrongful death claim:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Loss of past and expected income/wages
- Funeral expenses
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of society and companionship
Since the laws regarding these types of cases can be very complex, it is extremely important to seek the advice of an experienced wrongful death lawyer who can protect your rights and those of your loved ones.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Under Michigan law, a wrongful death lawsuit may only be filed by the personal representative of the deceased's estate. This is usually a family member, but may also be someone appointed by the probate judge.
While the personal representative must be the one to file the lawsuit, any damages from the wrongful death claim will be awarded to the surviving family members in the following order:
- The deceased's spouse and/or children
- The deceased's parents
- Any surviving children from the spouse of the deceased
- Anyone else to whom the deceased left property
Reach Out to Our Dedicated Legal Team Today
At Grewal Law PLLC, we understand that there is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one unexpectedly. The impact of such a loss is not only emotionally difficult, but it is also financially devastating for many families. Our wrongful death lawyers in Michigan can handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on healing. We offer compassionate, personalized legal counsel and can fight tirelessly for justice and recovery on behalf of you, your loved one, and your family.
Call (888) 211-5798 or submit an online contact form today to request a complimentary and confidential consultation.
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