A Michigan wrongful death case is when a lawsuit is filed on behalf of family members of individuals who have died due to the negligence of another or were tragically killed in a Michigan accident. A wrongful death case can include cases for car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, and all other accident and intentional injury cases.
In Michigan, a wrongful death case must be filed in accordance with the Michigan Wrongful Death Act Statute, which provides:
(1) Whenever the death of a person or injuries resulting in death shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect, or fault of another, and the act, neglect, or fault is such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages, the person who or the corporation that would have been liable, if death had not ensued, shall be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the death of the person injured, and although the death was caused under circumstances that constitute a felony.
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