Wrongful death occurs when misconduct or negligence is the cause of the incident resulting in death. Many different events can result in wrongful death from vehicular accidents, workplace accidents, or medical malpractice instances. In a wrongful death case in Clinton, Michigan, family members of the deceased must be the ones to bring a cause of action against the person or organization responsible.
If you have lost a loved one due to an act of negligence or misconduct and wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit, contact the team of experienced lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. to help you through this trying time.
In Michigan, three elements must come together for a case to qualify for a wrongful death lawsuit.
The wrongful death statute in Michigan gives family members the power to seek compensation for losing their loved ones in specific circumstances. In a wrongful death case in Clinton, the family of the deceased must appoint a Personal Representative of the estate. That person is obligated to hire an accident lawyer in Michigan and file a claim. All family members who might be involved in a settlement should receive a copy of the formal complaint from the Personal Representative within 30 days of it being filed.
A wrongful death lawsuit has the same burden of proof as other civil suits. To successfully prove this type of case, there needs to be evidence that a person or organization was careless or negligent, resulting in death.
Although many circumstances can result in a wrongful death, these are some of the most common types of wrongful death lawsuits in the United States:
If you have recently lost a loved one due to any of these circumstances, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit and receive compensation. Although the lawsuit cannot bring back your loved one, it can help you financially recover from their loss.
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., our skilled team of accident attorneys can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit and understand the steps in the process. To find out more about how we can assist you with wrongful death claims, contact us for a free initial consultation at (866) 642-4529 or fill out our online form.
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