The Michigan statute of limitations for filing wrongful death lawsuits depends on the type of case. Certain types of cases have different time filing deadlines and requirements. It is necessary to determine the legal basis for the lawsuit and then specific the statute of limitations can applied to the case.
In cases involving general negligence, such as a car accident, fall, toxic exposures, or other accidents, the limitations period to file a lawsuit is generally three years from the date of the incident. This means that the case must be filed within three years of the date of incident and not the date of death to pursue the case.
In general, wrongful death lawsuits relating to defective products must be filed within two years of the date of the event. The two year limitations period also applies to cases involving governmental liability and police misconduct cases.
For medical malpractice lawsuits and nursing home lawsuits, the suit must generally be filed within two years after the date of the negligence. This period may be extended up to five years after the malpractice but depends on matters relating to probate court proceedings. These laws are confusing so it is important that you contact an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible after the death.
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WARNING: There are strict time deadlines for filing Michigan wrongful death lawsuit claims. Call now to start your case and win he highest settlement.