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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 stress, especially if your deceased relative had supported your family. 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.
How is Wrongful Death Defined in Michigan?
Wrongful death is when someone dies as a result of someone else’s negligence — this includes individuals, businesses, or other entities. After a person’s passing, state law allows the decedent’s surviving family members to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party or parties to seek compensation for damages.
How Do You Prove Wrongful Death?
To prove wrongful death, you must have evidence that a person or entity was negligent, careless, or reckless in causing the death of another person. For example, if a defendant ran a stop sign while on his phone and caused a fatal car accident, this would be clear evidence of negligence. Or, if a patient died due to medical malpractice from a doctor, this would be the basis for a death claim.
Most Common Types of Michigan Wrongful Death Claims
In Michigan, wrongful death lawsuits can be filed for the accidental or intentional deaths of a loved one, but majority of the cases are filed based upon claims of negligence. Common examples of negligence with personal injury to a loved one include:
- • Motor vehicle accidents (car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck or bus crashes, and pedestrian and bicycle riders hit by cars)
- • Medical malpractice and hospital negligence
- • Products liability
- • Nursing home negligence and abuse
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At Koussan Law we are proud to offer the Koussan Law Advantage. This means that everyone is guaranteed a free, no obligation consultation. If a loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death, call us today. We will fight for your families rights and help you get the justice you and your family deserve.