Our Michigan wrongful death lawyers represent children who suffer the tragic loss of their father. The cases often arise out of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice cases, and other accidents that result in death. Potential damages include loss of society and companionship, loss of earnings and support, and claims for loss of services.
Loss of services benefits are payment of services your father performed in which you were dependent upon. Listed below are some of the most common examples of these services and a projected hourly wage for the services performed (total annual cost equaling $20,248):
- Barbecuing; $11.99
- Driving; $12.03
- Helping with homework; $17.91
- Family finances; $$33.72
- Mowing the laws, landscaping, snow removal; $14.07
- Moving furniture; $12.62
- Car maintenance; $18.54
- Coaching a team; $17.47
- Scout leader; $12.18
- Assembly of toys, bookshelves, etc.; $14.16
- Pest removal (spiders, gross bugs); $15.65
- Handyman; $17.75
- Plumber; $24.94
The value of a father and his services performed in the household is priceless. However, when the unfortunate circumstance happens and a father is killed in a tragic accident, it is wise that loved ones who have lost their father understand their entitlement to payment of the services performed by their mother, or loss of services. If the children are young at the time of the death, the value of these losses can go up until the youngest child’s eighteenth birthday.
The figures above are a general survey and the services performed by a father to his children vary from family to family. Our wrongful death attorneys typically hire an economist in each case to evaluate the services provided by father and to calculate the exact loss to the family. This assists us in obtaining the highest wrongful death settlement for the surviving family.
Our Buckfire law wrongful death attorneys will discuss your case with you and determine all of the types of damages that can be claimed in your particular case. We will then file a lawsuit against on your behalf to obtain the highest settlement for you and your family.
Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with our experienced Michigan lawyers. We will start working on your case immediately and are prepared to counsel you about your options. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, meaning you do not pay any legal fees until we win or settle your case.