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Getting compensation for the wrongful death of your loved one won’t ease the emotional pain, but it might ease some of the resulting financial burdens. Allow an Ann Arbor wrongful death attorney to help you.
No matter the circumstances, losing a loved one is an incredibly painful experience. But if your loved one died as a result of another party’s negligence, the loss can be especially devastating.
Wrongful death is any scenario in which another person’s intentional or negligent acts led to someone’s death. There are many types of wrongful death cases, including those involving vehicle accidents, construction accidents, and defective products.
As difficult as the weeks and months after losing a loved one may be, if you believe your loved one’s death was caused by another party’s negligence, it’s important to seek justice. An Ann Arbor wrongful death lawyer with David Christensen Law can be an invaluable legal ally in your pursuit of compensation and justice.
In a wrongful death case, your attorney will seek to recover damages for you and any other affected family members of the deceased. Examples of common types of wrongful death cases include the following:
In Michigan, family members who are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit after a loved one’s death include the following:
In certain cases, none of these potential beneficiaries may be living or the deceased may not have a will. In these scenarios, anyone who may have benefited financially from the deceased may file a wrongful death suit. This may include first cousins, aunts, and uncles.
After a wrongful death suit is filed, there is a 60-day period in which surviving family members or people named in the will must report how the deceased’s passing has affected them financially. This determines the size of the settlement amount a plaintiff may seek.
Potential damages to be recovered in a wrongful death settlement include the following:
Although the time following the wrongful death of a loved one is incredibly difficult, it’s important to contact an attorney as soon after the event as possible. Michigan’s statute of limitations for wrongful death cases is three years.
We know how painful losing a loved one can be. If your loved one died because of someone else’s careless or negligent actions, David Christensen Law will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your loss.
To speak with an Ann Arbor wrongful death lawyer, call us today at 248-206-2500 or fill out our online contact form below.