Our Downriver Michigan wrongful death lawyers represent families of victims killed due to the negligence of another in an accident in the Downriver area. The damages allowed to compensate the surviving family members in a wrongful death claim include funeral and burial expenses, lost income, loss of household services, the conscious pain and suffering suffered by the person at the time of the accident until time of death, and reasonable value of the society and companionship which the surviving family members have been deprived.
Choosing Your Downriver Wrongful Death Lawyers
The key to winning your case is to choose the best possible Downriver wrongful death lawyer. This is often the difference between receiving a fair settlement or no settlement. At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, our Michigan wrongful death attorneys have a detailed knowledge and understanding of these types of cases. We only accept a limited number of cases, and by doing so we are able to devote full attention and time to your case. If we accept your case, you are assured that an experienced attorney will handle your claim.
Common Causes of Downriver Wrongful Death Accidents
The family of a person who dies due to an accident or from the negligence of another person or business can file a wrongful death lawsuit if the death results from:
- Automobile accidents (drunk driving, reckless driving)
- Motorcycle accidents
- Products liability (motor vehicle defects causing death)
- Hospital malpractice
- Work-related injuries
- Nursing home negligence
- Truck Accidents
- Construction accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Defective roadways
- Fires and electrical injuries
- Police chase/police misconduct
- Premises liability (wet floors, broken stairs, or damaged pavement)
- Recreational accidents (boating, biking, hunting)
Downriver Medical Examiner’s Office
If an autopsy was performed by the county medical examiner, the report may provide valuable evidence that will help win the wrongful death lawsuit. These reports are esentially important in medical malpractice and nursing home neglect lawsuits. Family members can also choose to hire their own medical examiner to perform an autopsy if there is suspicion that the doctor performing the autopsy at the hospital will not provide independent and unbiased opinions. For an autopsy performed by the county medical examiner, the family can obtain it directly from:
Wayne County Medical Examiner
1300 E. Warren Ave
Detroit, MI 48207
No Fee Promise: Downriver Wrongful Death Lawyers
We do not charge any legal fees to start your wrongful death lawsuit. We represent all of our clients under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not be responsible for any payment unless we are able to win a settlement for you. If we accept your case, we will pay for all case costs and litigation expenses. We put all of this in writing for you.
Contact Our Downriver Wrongful Death Lawyers
If a loved one has died due to the negligence of another person or entity, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with an experienced attorney. We will listen to your story and determine if you are entitled to file a lawsuit for a wrongful death settlement. There are strict time deadlines for filing Michigan wrongful death lawsuits so it is important to call immediately.