Sue For Wrongful Death in Michigan

Want to sue a person or entity for wrongful death in Michigan?  We can help you.

Our Michigan wrongful death lawyers represent family members of people who died due to the negligence of a person, company, or medical facility.  These cases involve all types of accidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home neglect.

To sue for a wrongful death in Michigan, the lawsuit is controlled by the Michigan Wrongful Death Act, MCL § 600.2922, which 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 Michigan Wrongful Death Act specifies the legal requirements of filing a lawsuit, including:

  • Which family members can file a Michigan Wrongful Death Act lawsuit
  • Which family members have priority to file a Michigan Wrongful Death Act lawsuit
  • The legal procedures for notifying other family members that a claim has been filed and their legal rights in a Michigan Wrongful Death Act lawsuit
  • The types and damages and compensation that can be sought and obtained in a Michigan Wrongful Death Act lawsuit
  • The legal procedures and requirements for filing the Michigan Wrongful Death Act lawsuit
  • The legal procedures and requirements  for settling the Michigan Wrongful Death Act lawsuit
  • The procedures for disbursing the settlement proceeds to the surviving family members.

Statute of Limitations To Sue For A Michigan Wrongful Death

The procedures for filing claims and lawsuits are different virtually everywhere and the time limitations for filing wrongful death claims is not always the same.  The type of case also determines the statute of limitations as each case has a separate and distinct time filing deadline.  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 Lawsuit

We will file your Michigan wrongful death lawsuit 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 Lawsuit Lawyer

For more information on how to file a wrongful death lawsuit, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan wrongful death lawyers about your case.

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