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Wrongful Death In Michigan

Wrongful death is defined in Michigan as a death that occurs as a result of a wrongful act, neglect, or fault of another. Sadly, a definition doesn’t make these harrowing situations any easier to understand on an emotional level.

Families dealing with a wrongful death have an extremely difficult road ahead. Our compassionate, capable attorneys will handle all the aspects of your legal case so you and your loved ones can focus on recovery.

Auto Accidents Are A Leading Cause Of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death cases take shape out of many circumstances. In Michigan and across the country, auto accidents, from driving under the influence to distracted driving and medical malpractice, including hospital malpractice and nursing home negligence, are leading causes. Other Michigan wrongful death cases are borne from the following circumstances:

  • Motorcycle / Truck Accidents
  • Workplace Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Defective Roadways
  • Fire / Electrical Accidents
  • Police Chase / Misconduct
  • Property Accidents
  • Recreational Accidents

There are varying levels of penalty for those found responsible for a wrongful death. In order for the defendant to face fines, probation, or incarceration, the State of Michigan must file a criminal case against the defendant. If the state files a case, the family or estate of the deceased may also file a wrongful death case.

In Michigan, wrongful death suits are filed in the civil court by the family or estate of the deceased.

Recoverable Damages As A Result Of Wrongful Death

The list of recoverable damages is extensive and may include the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of benefits, companionship, or income
  • Medical and hospital expenses
  • Funeral and burial fees
  • Lost wages and income of the family member

We Can Help After A Michigan Wrongful Death Accident

If you or a loved one is involved in a Michigan wrongful death case, The Mike Morse Law Firm can help. Contact The Mike Morse Law Firm at 855-MIKE-WINS (855-645-3946) or [email protected] to speak with our legal team today.