Michigan Wrongful Death Lawyers
No matter the cause of death, the loss of a loved one always hurts. But preventable death is perhaps the hardest to bear.
Michigan wrongful death lawyers defend the rights of people who lost their lives under unfair circumstances. For over 25 years, our law firm has informed families of their options and assisted them in their pursuit of justice.
Sometimes just talking to someone who understands helps. Mike Morse Law Firm offers free consultations to Michigan residents for personal injury and wrongful death cases. Call (855) 953-0588 toll-free or fill out the online request to schedule an appointment with one of our compassionate wrongful death lawyers.
How Michigan Wrongful Death Attorneys Protect Families Like Yours
Unfortunately, time does not stop when you are grieving the loss of a loved one. You will have many arrangements to make, including funeral and burial services. Hospital bills may create undue anxiety, especially if your deceased relative had supported your family. In such stressful times, you can rely on the expertise of our law firm.
A Michigan wrongful death attorney with Mike Morse Law Firm can use his or her knowledge and expertise to maximize your results, minimizing your worry. You know, more than anyone, of the injustice of wrongful death. Nothing can ever make it right. But at least, wrongful death compensation can ease your financial burden.
Our goal is to answer all of your questions about personal injury and wrongful death cases. To start, we can help you understand how Michigan law provides for surviving family members.
Why You Deserve Compensation for Negligence
At the heart of most wrongful death cases is negligence. As humans, we all bear responsibilities to others. As we go about our daily lives, we must consider others around us. If someone’s carelessness causes injury or death, Michigan law holds him or her accountable.
Car and motorcycle accidents
Did you know that distracted drivers killed over 3,000 people and injured another 431,000 within only one year in the United States? Excessive speed, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and other reckless behaviors have led to countless fatal accidents over the years.
Michigan law identifies several behaviors as potentially distracting while operating a motor vehicle:
- Reading, typing, or sending text messages
- Using a cell phone (except voice-operated options)
- Eating and drinking
- Using a navigational system
- Operating the radio or other controls
- Attending to children
- Reading (anything, including maps)
- Taking eyes off the road
- Taking hands off the wheel
If your loved one died in a motor vehicle accident caused by a careless driver, a wrongful death attorney can help you employ Michigan law to hold the at-fault driver responsible for his or her actions. This may be your only chance to get justice for your loved one.
Why not consult with one of our Michigan wrongful death attorneys? He or she can examine the evidence to determine if negligence played a role in your loved one’s fatal crash. We offer free consultations for the family members of anyone killed in a car accident.
Sometimes healthcare professionals fail us by causing unnecessary pain and suffering. Do you suspect negligence played a role in any aspect of your family member’s healthcare management? Medical malpractice might encompass:
- Insufficient information concerning risks
- Faulty medical devices
If medical staff caused injury to your relative, call 855-MIKE-WINS and let us know. Mike Morse Law Firm can get to the bottom of your case. As the largest personal injury law firm in Michigan, we have the resources to investigate medical malpractice cases thoroughly to build you a strong case.
Nursing home patient abuse and neglect
The last place you might expect to find negligence is in a nursing home. After all, most people place their loved ones in nursing facilities to get extra care and attention. Yet, the research reveals why the elderly and infirm are particularly vulnerable in residential settings: Many suffer from cognitive or physical limitations that increase their dependence on others.
Elder abuse may involve:
- Physical harm
- Unreasonable confinement
- Unnecessary medication
- Cruel punishment
- Nonconsensual sexual attention
- Psychological abuse
- Denial of food, drink, or hygiene to control behavior
“Neglect” refers to the failure to provide care according to reasonable standards, resulting in physical harm, mental illness, or death. Nonverbal patients may be unable to report abuse, and others hesitate to do so out of fear of retaliation. We must therefore be their voice. A Michigan wrongful death lawyer can seek legal damages if abuse or negligence fatally harmed your family member. Schedule an appointment with our law firm for free legal advice.
There are times when the products we purchase do not live up to expectations. Yet, a product should never be unreasonably dangerous to use. When it is, Michigan product liability law protects consumers from:
- Design flaws that make the product unsafe
- Manufacturing defects resulting from insufficient quality control during production
- Inadequate or missing warning labels that leave consumers ignorant of the risk of serious harm
- Medical device failure
Figuring out why and how a product is defective is no easy task. Industry experts may need to examine the item or equipment. Because we understand the process, we can take the steps to prove that an item or piece of machinery is hazardous. Our competent Michigan lawyers are ready to go the distance if a product causes a personal injury or wrongful death.
A successful product liability claim would provide substantial compensation for damages, including medical bills and lost wages. Taking action now might also prompt recall or reform of faulty products, ensuring the safety of other families.
Worker’s compensation provides for employees who suffer an injury on the job. This system will replace a portion of lost wages and reimburse qualifying medical and rehabilitation benefits. In most cases, your employer may file a claim for you.
If the employer’s insurance company disputes your claim, you may still have grounds for a wrongful death settlement. A lawyer can investigate the accident to determine who is liable for the accident.
As discussed above, for example, product flaws can cause serious injury. If a product manufacturer or distributor was behind work or safety equipment failure, you can pursue damages on behalf of your relative.
We can answer your questions about work accidents. Take a few moments to fill out the form for a free client consultation. We will get back to you within 24 hours!
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How Damage Compensation Can Relieve Your Financial Burdens
When a person dies due to negligence, abuse, medical malpractice, faulty products, or otherwise, Michigan wrongful death law allows beneficiaries to recover damages from the person or corporation responsible.
Usually, beneficiaries are related to the deceased or serve as personal representatives for the estate and may be the:
- Children of the surviving spouse
In Michigan, you can seek two main types of damages for wrongful death claims. Pecuniary damages include financial injury that resulted from the fatal event:
- Loss of support presents a large problem for many families after an unexpected death. So you are entitled to demand compensation for the income that your loved one would have earned had he or she lived.
- Medical expenses can multiply rapidly after a severe injury. Michigan wrongful death lawsuits can help you recover what you spend on medical transport, treatment, surgery, and other costs related to the fatal accident.
- Funeral and burial expenses are often included as damages in a wrongful death settlement.
- Loss of household services refers to the monetary value of the household services that the deceased party contributed to the household. For instance, if your family member cared for the children, you may be entitled to that service’s replacement value – the cost of childcare.
Of course, the pain and suffering of wrongful death goes beyond financial losses. When serious or intentional wrongdoing is involved, you may seek punitive damages on behalf of your family member. In some states, a court might use damages to punish people for wrong actions and discourage others from similar behavior. The State of Michigan does not allow punitive damages for punishment, but it has allowed these damages in extreme cases.
An attorney from our Michigan law firm can advise you about what damages you are eligible to seek for your wrongful death claim. Since opening our doors 25 years ago, we have won over $1 billion for our Michigan clients. Why not see what we can do for you?
Remember, we offer Michigan residents a free consultation to explore your legal rights. And you pay no fees until we win your Michigan wrongful death case. Schedule an appointment at a time convenient for you by calling 855-MIKE-WINS as soon as possible.
Why You Should Get in Contact With Our Wrongful Death Legal Team as Soon as Possible
To file a wrongful death claim, likely you will need to submit paperwork to an insurance company for survivors’ benefits. Some find the requirements demanding. So why not delegate the legwork to Mike Morse Law Firm’s top-rated team of wrongful death lawyers? We know the system well so we can quickly acquire the appropriate documentation (such as the death certificate, tax returns, and funeral bills) to establish your claim.
Insurance companies often have strict deadlines. With the assistance of a qualified law professional, you can meet the time requirements. And if the insurance companies delay or deny your claim, we can investigate and fight to get you every penny you are due.
What if a wrongful death lawsuit is necessary? As with any legal claim, Michigan law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. This provision, called a statute of limitations, varies depending on the type of case. Connect with our professional team to learn more about the statute of limitations that applies to you.
Why Talking to Insurance Companies Without Legal Representation Can Be a Mistake
Insurance companies want to make as much money as they can. Sad to say, many companies try to intimidate people into abandoning their justified claims or accepting less money than they deserve.
Beware of their tactics. If you are looking to minimize the hassle and maximize your results, put our expertise to work for you. Insurance companies soon realize that experienced lawyers like us know what your case is worth. We pride ourselves on how many people we have helped over the past 25 years.
Losing a loved one is never easy. We feel for you and want to do what we can to restore your peace of mind. Together, we can pursue justice for your loved one and recover fair compensation for his or her death to make sure your family is taken care of.
Call 855-MIKE-WINS – Our phone line is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so we are ready to listen anytime. Please speak to our experienced legal team proudly serving the State of Michigan today.
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