Our wrongful death attorneys help family members obtain the best possible compensation when a loved one dies or is killed due to the negligence of another person or business. The types of monetary damages and compensation available to the family depend on a number of factors. It is very important to choose a skilled and experienced Michigan wrongful death lawyer to represent you and your family in the case.
Types of Michigan Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful death claims are filed for a variety of types of cases in Michigan, including motor vehicle accidents, toxic exposures, defective premises, slip and falls, construction accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, and many others. The types and amount of damages can depend on the case type. For example, a wrongful death caused by medical malpractice may be subject to limits on damage amounts because of a specific statute in Michigan, whereas the type of settlement in an auto accident case can often depend on the insurance policy limits of the negligent driver or owner of the vehicle. Our experienced attorneys will discuss with you the types of compensation you can receive in your case.
Types of Compensation In Michigan Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Under Michigan common law, the amount of damages that a person may be entitled to wrongful death claim of another is decided by a jury. However, most cases settle out of court before a trial. The persons entitled to recover such damages in Michigan include the surviving spouse, children, and the parents and siblings of the deceased person. Grandchildren can also often make a claim for compensation.
The damages allowed to compensate the surviving family members for a Michigan wrongful death claim, include;
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Amount of income lost due to the death of the family member, past, present and future;
- Reasonable value of the services of which the surviving spouse and children have been deprived. This includes help around the home, bill paying, maintenance, and other service;
- The conscious pain and suffering suffered by the person from the time of the incident until the time of death;
- Reasonable value of the society and companionship which the surviving family members have been deprived.
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Call Our Michigan Wrongful Death Lawyers
To learn more about the amount of compensation you and your family can receive for your wrongful death claim, contact our experienced Michigan wrongful death lawyers today at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case. We will listen carefully to you and then explain to you how we can help you maximize the settlement in your case.