A wrongful death lawsuit is the legal recourse of a surviving spouse, child, parent or other specified family member for damages in the event a loved one dies as the result of another person’s, company’s or municipality’s negligent or unlawful conduct.
Wrongful death cases can arise out of automotive accidents, criminal attacks, work-place injuries and medical errors, among other events. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the plaintiff (the deceased’s surviving family member) requests damages on the behalf of the deceased due to the family’s loss of financial support and companionship.
In proving a wrongful death case, you must prove that the other party’s negligent, reckless or careless action directly contributed to the death of the deceased. A qualified Michigan personal injury attorney will review your case with you to examine whether you have cause for a wrongful death lawsuit.
At the Law Offices of Graham & Hubbert, our experienced severe personal injury attorneys will work diligently to compile all the facts of your case and aggressively represent your interests at settlement or in court. We understand how devastating the loss of a loved one is, and our goal is to ensure those responsible are held accountable.
For more information or to discuss your case, please contact our Metro Detroit personal injury law firm today.