Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Under Michigan law, a wrongful death action must be brought by a personal representative of the victim’s estate. Once officially approved and appointed by the Probate Court, the personal representative files the case for the benefit of others who are eligible to recover damages. Michigan law permits the following family members to recover compensation after a settlement or jury verdict in a wrongful death case:

● Spouse
● Children
● Parents
● Grandparents
● Siblings
● All individuals under the laws of intestate succession
● Stepchildren
● Devisees under a will

Do I Have a Wrongful Death Case?

If you have lost a family member due to the negligence of another person or corporation, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Common causes of wrongful death include:

Motor vehicle accidents
Trucking accidents
● Bicycle or pedestrian accidents
● Plane crashes
● Defective products
● Motorcycle accidents
● Bus accidents
● Medical malpractice
● Warehouse accidents
● Construction accidents
● Big box store accidents

If the death of your family member or loved one resulted from the wrongful actions of another person or entity, you may have a wrongful death claim. A Michigan wrongful death attorney can assess your claim and seek justice for your loss. You are not alone. Contact our firm today to speak with one of our experienced wrongful death attorneys.


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