A wrongful death lawsuit in Michigan can only be filed by the relatives of the person killed in the accident. A probate estate must be opened and a person represented, usually a family member, is appointed. After this complete, the personal representative can hire a Michigan lawyer to file the wrongful death lawsuit.
The procedures for filing claims and lawsuits are different virtually everywhere and the time limitations for filing wrongful death claims isn’t always the same. Depending on what type of case it is, whether it is a medical malpractice, car accident, or motorcycle accident, for example, determines the statute of limitations for the case. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever.