If you’ve lost a loved one because of a fatal accident, you may be looking to receive compensation. It can be a devastating time and if the person was the sole provider, it may leave the family wondering what they can do to recover from the costs of wrongful death.
Learning more about wrongful death in Detroit and what to expect can help you make the right decisions on what to do. The team at Pazner Law is here to help you get answers to the following questions and more.
What’s the process for filing a wrongful death lawsuit?
According to Michigan’s laws, if a loved one died because of the negligent actions of a person, group, company, or another party, you may be eligible to file a claim.
Once you file your claim, including a notice of claim if needed, your lawyer will get to work on your case. They can help you prepare for your set court date, and they can represent you in the courtroom.
What are some common causes of a wrongful death?
There can be a wrongful death claim in the case of a defendant who recklessly or intentionally hurt a person, but there are also many other causes.
Some of these causes include, but are not limited to, the following:
The dependents of the victim who passed away due to negligence may have grounds to sue. These members include spouses, children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren, parents, grandparents, children of the spouse, heirs, and beneficiaries that have been named in the will.
How long do you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit?
Michigan’s statute of limitations sets the length of time you’re able to file a wrongful death claim. This time limit can vary depending on some details, such as the responsible party, but personal injuries typically fall under the three-year time limit.
This means you have three years from the accident to seek compensation for the damages sustained. Because that time limit can pass quickly, it’s important to talk to your lawyer if some time has passed since the fatal accident about acting within state time limits.
What do you get from a wrongful death lawyer?
A wrongful death lawyer is a lawyer who works for you, on your case. A wrongful death lawyer provides many legal services including, an explanation of your rights, investigation into your claim, negotiation of your claim on your behalf, and giving an explanation of your options.
What is the negotiation of your claim?
A wrongful death lawyer is here to help you calculate the full extent of damages or financial losses you’ve suffered because of this wrongful death. This includes the loss of financial support due to the death. Unfortunately, the at-fault party may be unwilling to negotiate with you and your lawyer about your claim’s value.
Because of this, you may need a lawyer to help with negotiations or determining what the at-fault party will pay. Your lawyer can help by determining what your claim is worth, including all damages you’re due. If the at-fault party fails to compensate you fairly, your lawyer can also represent you in the courtroom.
In addition to this, our lawyers will work with the insurance companies during this time so you can focus on grieving and spending time with your family. This is a tough time; you shouldn’t have to deal with everything on your own.
Get Answers from a Detroit Wrongful Death Attorney
When you’ve lost a loved one, you may be facing immense grief and confusion. How can you know what to do when you’re facing such a devastating loss? At Pazner Law, we’re here to help you get answers to your most urgent questions and act on your claim.
It is important to reach out to a law office in Detroit to speak with the lawyers regarding your options. Our law office offers the specific information you need, starting with a free consultation about your claim. Get all the answers you need when you call 313-822-2244 or fill out the following online contact form.