Our Michigan wrongful death lawsuit lawyers represent family members of individuals who die due to the negligence or intentional conduct of a person, business, hospital, or some other entity. These claims are dictated by the Michigan Wrongful Death Act.
The Michigan Wrongful Death Act, MCL § 600.2922, states:
(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.
The Wrongful Death Act is very comprehensive and spells out the requirements in such a lawsuit, including:
- Which family members entitled to file a Wrongful Death Act lawsuit
- Which family members have priority to file a Wrongful Death Act lawsuit
- The procedures for notifying other family members that a claim has been filed and their legal rights in a Wrongful Death Act lawsuit
- The types and damages and compensation that can be sought in a Wrongful Death Act lawsuit
- The procedures for filing the Wrongful Death Act lawsuit
- The procedures for settling the Wrongful Death Act lawsuit
- The procedures for disbursing the settlement proceeds to the surviving family members.
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Statute of Limitations Claims under the Michigan Wrongful Death Act
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. For these reasons, you should contact our Michigan wrongful death lawyers immediately if you have lost someone due to a wrongful death accident.
Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Wrongful Death Act Cases
We will represent you in your Michigan wrongful death case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Wrongful Death Act Lawyer
For more information on your rights after a Michigan wrongful death, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan wrongful death act lawyers about your case. Our office will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering witness statements and evidence to prove and win your case. They understand the uncertainty you face, and are prepared to counsel you about your options.