Losing someone you love is one of the hardest things to go through in life. The loss is often even harder when a life is taken during something like a car crash that wasn’t their fault, or due to someone else’s negligence. This is what is known under Michigan law as wrongful death. This means, that the person who has passed, should not have died and it was because someone did something wrong, that their death was caused. Under state law, with the help of a Grand Rapids wrongful death lawyer, the surviving family could be entitled to losses and damages that can be pursued in court. A wrongful death claim falls under a different umbrella than your typical personal injury case, and the process is slightly different. Some key things to note about wrongful death claims include:
For more than 70 years, attorneys at Sinas Dramis Law Firm have handled wrongful death claims for Michigan families. It’s because of that experience, we know how difficult the process can be for those involved. Our mission is to ensure our clients are taken care of, and that they don’t feel alone in this process. If you think you’re in need of a wrongful death attorney, we offer a free consultation. Our attorneys travel and will work with you to understand the situation and provide answers to any of your questions. Here are some of our notable wrongful death claim results.
If you need a Grand Rapids Wrongful death lawyer, our West Michigan team is made of attorneys with years of experience handling these types of cases. When it comes to personal injury law, few are more recognized or highly regarded than firm partner Tom Sinas. He manages this office location, which also includes attorneys Brian Lawson, and Jon Homa.
In 2018, Tom Sinas spent a large portion of his time representing a family, who was involved in a serious car crash. The family traveling along a two-lane road, when another driver turned abruptly in front of their vehicle. Unfortunately, the family member driving the car was killed in the crash, and everyone else was seriously injured. Despite being a very complex case, Tom and his team were able to facilitate a global resolution of $7,775,000 for the family. Read more about that case.
In this video, attorney Tom Sinas explains the basics of wrongful death lawsuits on a Fox 17 “Know the Law” episode. Tom helped create the educational news segment when he first opened Sinas Dramis Law Firm’s Grand Rapids office location in 2013. In addition to wrongful death claims, Tom has covered a variety of topics including:
Sinas Dramis Law Firm is equipped to handle a wide variety of Michigan personal injury cases, all across the state. Wrongful death lawsuits are some of the most difficult situations for families to handle, and you need an attorney who’s experienced in handling these types of cases. Whether you need a Grand Rapids wrongful death lawyer, or anywhere in the state, our attorneys can help you get the resolution you deserve.