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If a family member died from an auto accident in Michigan, what kind of claims can family members make against the driver and owner of the car that caused the death?

This is called a Wrongful Death Case and can be brought by the personal representative of the estate, usually a family member. The claim can be made against the driver and the owner of the car that caused the accident in Michigan. If the other driver or owner of the car did not have insurance, an Uninsured Motorist Claim can be filed if this coverage exists.

Family members of the decedent can sue for the loss of companionship, loss of services, loss of income, and other losses. Typically, the settlement is shared by members of the family and the amount of each share is either agreed upon by the family members or decided by the judge.
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