Right now, you are mourning the loss of a loved one. Nothing can undo the harm you and your family have suffered. As you adjust to life without your loved one, you may be left with many questions, including whether you can, or should, pursue a wrongful death lawsuit

The answer is different for every family, but every family deserves to know how a Michigan wrongful death action works.

Five Things to Know About Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Michigan

While every Michigan wrongful death action is unique, specific rules apply to all wrongful death lawsuits. These rules include:

While the personal representative of your loved one’s estate must file the wrongful death case, you and other relatives may receive compensation from a wrongful death action. Michigan law allows the spouse, children, parents, grandparents, siblings, stepchildren, and anyone named heir in your loved one’s will to receive wrongful death damages. If none of these relatives are living or your loved one died without a will, then anyone who could inherit your loved one’s property may receive the damages.

Talk to a Michigan Wrongful Death Attorney

If your loved one died because of someone else’s negligence, then our Michigan personal injury lawyers are here to answer your questions. Contact us for a free consultation so that you can be confident in the legal decisions that you make after your loved one’s tragic death.

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