It is never easy to lose a loved one, and when the loss is the result of someone else\’s reckless or negligent actions, it can be even harder to accept and cope with the loss. In these scenarios, the law refers to them as wrongful death. Sometimes the death results from an action, such as in a car or motorcycle accident caused by another\’s reckless driving, and sometimes the death is caused by more passive behavior or neglect, such as with nursing home abuse.
Wrongful death is a civil matter as opposed to a criminal one. If the death can be traced to carelessness or recklessness, representatives of the victim\’s estate or the victim\’s surviving family matters have the opportunity to sue the liable party or parties for damages related to the death, including financial and emotional damages.
Damages can be assessed for:
This is not an attempt at putting a dollar figure on a life; this can never be done. Wrongful death claims are successful, however, in making sure that the liable parties are held responsible for what they caused, and it also helps families of the deceased move on financially, as the loss of a parent can be devastating in that area.
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 wrongful death attorney in Detroit 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.
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 Detroit wrongful death 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.
Don’t hesitate to contact our legal team today for help. Consultations are free.
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