Detroit Wrongful Death Attorneys
Representing Surviving Family Members in Michigan
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
- 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