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Detroit Wrongful Death Attorneys

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Wrongful death

Losing a loved one due to an untimely death is never easy. However, when your loved one’s death was the result of another person’s negligence or carelessness, it can be even more difficult to cope with the loss. When someone causes the death of another person, it is considered wrongful death. The death may be caused by someone’s actions, such as death due to a car accident or motorcycle accident, or by their failure to act (neglect), such as nursing home neglect.

Wrongful death is a civil action rather than a criminal action. Since the person killed (decedent) cannot file suit or collect damages, it is the family or representatives of the estate that do so. The intent is to recompense family members who have suffered monetarily and emotionally from the death. This type of claim is called a wrongful death lawsuit.

Damages can be assessed for:

  • Lost wages
  • Benefits
  • Loss of companionship
  • Emotional pain and suffering

If you have lost a loved one due to a Michigan accident or some form of negligence, discuss your case with Goodman Acker P.C. We are understanding and compassionate, and will fight for you to recover the monetary damages you deserve. We handle all wrongful death lawsuits on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no legal costs to you unless we obtain a settlement on your behalf.


For more information, call (248) 793-2010 for a complimentary consultation.


We’ve Won Million Dollar Results for Our Clients

At Goodman Acker P.C., we are backed by winning results. Not only have we handled thousands of personal injury lawsuits, but more than 99% of them have been settled successfully—resulting in tens of millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

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  • $1,925,000.00

    PEDESTRIAN V. MOTOR VEHICLE Wayne County, Michigan

  • $735,000.00

    WRONGFUL DEATH Wayne County

Why File a Wrongful Death Claim?

No amount of money will ever make up for the loss of a loved one. However, in protecting yourself after the incident, filing a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit can not only help bring justice against the individual who caused the death, but can also help with any financial losses you may be experiencing due to your loss.

When filing a claim, you not only have to prove the cause of your loved one’s death, but also calculate your damages. There are many ways in which damages can be calculated, however, since damages can be awarded in a number of areas, it is important that you consult with an experienced attorney who can examine each one carefully and determine a fair settlement for your claim. Failing to examine this correctly could mean the loss of thousands of dollars and not having the financial security necessary to go on with your life.

Seek the Guidance & Support of Goodman Acker P.C.

We understand this is a difficult time for you, however there are strict time limitations in the state of Michigan that will bar you from collecting any compensation if you do not file a lawsuit within a certain time frame. For this reason, it is important that you do not wait to consult with one of our lawyers. We have the experience, skill, and knowledge to handle these types of cases and calculate the monetary damages you rightfully deserve. Our law firm has been able to help families recover the maximum settlement in wrongful death lawsuits. We represent clients throughout Michigan, including Detroit and the Tri-County area of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb.

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5 I truly cannot say enough good things about the law firm of Goodman Acker. As a fellow professional in the legal community, I can honestly say that Goodman Acker has the highest standards for their work and always produce outstanding results for their clients. Goodman Acker is passionate about fighting for the rights of their personal injury clients and helping the community. If you are looking for representation for your car accident case, medical malpractice, or any other type of personal injury matter, look no further than the experienced team at Goodman Acker.