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If you’re grieving the loss of a family member and you believe someone else was at fault for the accident that caused their death, contact a wrongful death attorney in Sterling Heights to file a lawsuit and seek justice.
When you lose a loved one in a tragic accident because of someone else’s negligence, healing can feel far out of reach. The natural grieving process requires time and the support of others, but when the person responsible for causing your family member’s death isn’t held responsible for their actions, it can be hard to forgive and forget.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit is a way for family members of the deceased to find closure and obtain compensation based on any negligence that occurred in the accident that resulted in the death of their loved one. At David Christensen Law, our attorneys have an in-depth understanding of wrongful death laws and we can assist you with moving forward in the claims process.
A Sterling Heights wrongful death lawyer will negotiate on your behalf so that, hopefully, you can walk away from your case feeling better about what the future holds.
There are a variety of accidents that can result in death but in order for an accident to be classified as wrongful death, there needs to be some sort of negligence involved. For example, some fatal car accidents classify as wrongful death and some don’t.
If a drunk driver hits another vehicle on the road and the driver of that vehicle dies, this would be considered wrongful death because the drunk driver was negligent. If a driver slides on black ice and dies by hitting a tree, however, this fatal car accident wouldn’t be considered wrongful death because there was no negligence involved.
Michigan puts restrictions on who can file wrongful death claims because this keeps the system from being oversaturated with cases every time someone dies. If anyone were able to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased, claims may become fraudulent. Those eligible to file wrongful death claims in the state of Michigan include the following:
It’s important for all family members to know that the state of Michigan has a time limit on filing wrongful death claims. Those eligible to file must do so within three years of when the death occurred. This law is known as the statute of limitations.
Losing a loved one is never easy, but it can be increasingly difficult to move on when the person responsible for causing the death isn’t held responsible. At David Christensen Law, our attorneys are committed to helping your family hold all negligent parties accountable. We want your family to receive the maximum settlement so that you can begin picking up the pieces of your life.
If you’d like to speak to a Sterling Heights wrongful death lawyer about your case, call 248-213-4900 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free consultation.