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Righting The Wrongs After A Wrongful Death
If you have lost a family member in a catastrophic accident or another act of negligence, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Michigan. A sudden, avoidable death often inflicts losses with lifelong impact on the spouses, children, parents, siblings and other relatives of the deceased. Beyond demanding accountability, wrongful death claims attempt to financially compensate those most affected by the financial and emotional losses.
Emotions often run at a fever pitch when you are feeling grief. It can be hard to concentrate on the details of a complex legal proceeding. The attorneys at Boyer, St. Pierre, & Aull, PLLC, can support you with compassionate responsiveness while attending to all the details of the case. They will fight for a settlement or award in court that truly represents the full financial extent of your losses. Our lawyers have successfully recovered multimillion-dollar verdicts for families devastated by a wrongful death, including cases of medical malpractice and fatal auto accidents. Our victories for clients are the result of exceptional case preparation and aggressive representation when it counts.
Filing A Wrongful Death Claim: What You Need To Know
A civil lawsuit cannot bring your loved one back, but it can help you move on to a brighter future. Some of the basic guidelines for filing a wrongful death claim in Michigan include:
- A wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within three years of the loved one’s date of death.
- The person with legal standing to file the lawsuit must be a court-recognized personal representative of the deceased’s estate — this can be a family member or a third party.
- A wrongful death claim may ask for compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, funeral expenses and lost wages, as well as noneconomic losses such as pain and suffering of family members.
- Persons who may receive compensation from a wrongful death claim include the deceased’s spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, siblings and anyone named in the deceased’s will as a recipient of their property.
Call The Firm With The Experience To Champion Your Case
The attorneys of Boyer, St. Pierre, & Aull, PLLC, have been defending the rights of Michigan families since 1965. Call 586-731-7400 or use our online contact form to receive a free consultation on how we can help you with your wrongful death claim. We are based in Sterling Heights and work with clients statewide.