One of the cases that are always hard to handle is a wrongful death case. With the thousands of cases that we have handled as a law firm, our Southfield wrongful death attorneys have always been very careful when it comes to handling such cases.
In this article, it is our goal to introduce and discuss wrongful death cases in Michigan. Let us begin.
Wrongful Deaths Are Unforeseen
Just like accidents, wrongful deaths are considered the most unwanted things that could happen to a person. Nobody wants to be at the center of wrongful death. Nobody wants to experience having a wrongful death cost by a car accident but it happens.
In one of the more unforgettable cases that we have seen so far, one drunk driver was driving through a highway and hit a car with a family. The car traverses through the highway and hits an unknown house where children are playing. The death is unforeseen and unwanted but most of all, they are heartbreaking.
In such a situation we do not want you to prepare for it. Nobody wants to think that an unlawful death caused by an accident may happen in their family and the future. But it has always been our goal to give you all of the information necessary about the things that may happen.
With that, let us discuss the legal concept of wrongful death in Michigan.
What is Wrongful Death in Michigan?
Under Michigan law, wrongful death is defined as a death that is caused by any wrongful acts or neglect, or fault of another person. Here the wrongful death claim arises when one person dies due to the legal fault of another. Again we have to clearly define the definition of a legal fault because, despite the fault or negligence of another person, it may not fall under wrongful death if the circumstances do not fall under any of the following:
- That the act is based on a negligence-based accident;
- That there is medical malpractice in the case; and
- That there is an intentional act to commit the act.
What do you get out of filing a wrongful death claim against a person?
In some instances, we have handled cases where the family no longer wants to pursue the case because the criminal prosecution has already started and because it will not bring back the life of the loved one. This is a normal reaction and it often happens at the beginning of the event.
Based on our experience there are two kinds of reactions that people have in cases of wrongful death – one would be to file a case at the instance of the death of their loved one and the other would be to just let things be and grieve properly.
Some clients do not want to go through the whole process of court proceedings and go over the experience that their loved one may have had at the time of the accident. This is a truly understandable trauma. If there is already a homicide case, why would you bargain for a wrongful death case?
Here at Haque Legal, we have an answer as to what you would get out of filing a wrongful death claim against a person but it is important to first let you know that we understand what you are going through. You should have your time to grieve.
With that, once you are back and ready to discuss the situation, there are a few things that filing a wrongful death case can do to you:
You get paid for financial damages.
We always tell our clients. when you file a wrongful death claim you may get paid for the financial damages and compensation for the lost life of your loved one. While this may not be a factor that you want to consider, it may be good for you to think that at the very least your loved one was able to give you something before he passed on.
The payment for financial damages does not only include the compensation for the damages and expenses that you have incurred for the medical bills of the person who passed away or his funeral expenses but it includes compensation for the life that you lost. The court will never be able to fully pay you for your loss, but they can at least give a monetary value for it.
You give your loved one the justice that he deserves.
When you file a wrongful death can you give your loved one the justice that she deserves? One of the worst things that you can imagine would be losing your loved one but the second one would be being unable to get justice for them.
You can prevent the same thing from happening again.
When you file a wrongful death case against the person who caused the death of your loved ones you are not only fighting for your rights as a person but you are also preventing the same thing from ever happening again. Through the process of filing a wrongful death claim, you may remove the rights of the person to drive a motor vehicle or at least have it on record that he has done a horrible thing.
Let Haque Legal Help You With Your Wrongful Death Claim
Now that you know some facts about dealing with wrongful death in Michigan it is time to get down to it. If you require a lawyer who can assist you with ensuring that you protect your rights to your property, it is important to know that you also have a team that can help you out with your specific needs.
Our Southfield wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to making sure that those who are innocent will be protected by the law and the full extent of justice will be used.
The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.
Let us help you out.
If you need a lawyer to help you during your wrongful death proceedings, call us immediately. If you have any problem with the law or are seeking justice and truth, our numbers are standing by to take your call