Our wrongful death lawsuit lawyers file claims on behalf of children who suffer the loss of a parent in Michigan. These claims often arise in auto accident or from medical malpractice. The wrongful death laws in Michigan provide for specific damages that a child can receive in a lawsuit from the death of a parent.
Damages for the loss of parent in a wrongful death lawsuit include the loss of society and companionship that the child will suffer due to the death of the parent. These damages are often significant, especially when the surviving family members are younger children and in situations in which a family is very close knit. In those circumstances, the death of a parent can be devastating.
Children who lose a parent that provided support to them can file a claim for the loss of that economic support. Those losses include the support for housing, clothes, food, and even education. Many young adults rely on a parent for support when they are still in school or even early on in their careers and can seek those damages as well.
Other types of damages include the loss of services that the parent provided to the children. Although the children did not actually pay the mother or father for these services, the value of the services is significant and economists can place an economic value for the loss of those services. The value of those services for the death of a mother are often different than the loss of services for the death of a father.
Filing A Wrongful Death Lawsuit For The Loss of a Parent
The procedures for wrongful death lawsuits are very stringent and there are strict time limitations. It is essential that you contact an experienced wrongful death attorney to begin working on your case immediately. If you miss a deadline, you claim will be lost forever. For these reasons, the family of the deceased father should contact a wrongful death attorney immediately to discuss their case.
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Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with our experienced Michigan wrongful death lawsuit lawyers. We will start working on your case immediately and are prepared to counsel you about your options. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, meaning you do not pay any legal fees until we win or settle your case.