We understand that pursuing a legal claim at this time might feel too overwhelming. Rest assured, we are here to help. It is our mission to ease the burden for grieving families by making the legal process as smooth as possible. With more than sixty years of experience helping grieving Michigan families, we offer a successful approach to wrongful death claims. We’ll advocate for you with care, compassion, and understanding. We proudly offer a free, initial case review and we don’t collect any legal fees until you win or settle your case.
We are conveniently located, with offices in Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Metro-Detroit. But if traveling at this time is too much for you, rest assured, we’ll come to you.
Advocates for the Wronged in Michigan
This can be an extremely difficult time for anyone. But if your loved one’s death was caused by the wrongdoing or negligence of another, the loss can be even more difficult. This is what constitutes a wrongful death claim in Michigan – when someone dies as a result of another person’s misconduct. If you find yourself in this situation, you might be eligible to file a claim against the responsible party. Damages recoverable under this type of claim may include payment for:
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Suit in Michigan and When?
While a wrongful death lawsuit can be brought against any individual, corporation, or entity responsible for the death of another due to negligence or wrongdoing, only certain people are able to receive compensation for this type of claim under the Michigan Wrongful Death Act, including:
- The deceased person’s spouse, children, step-children, descendants, parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters
- The person inheriting the decedent’s estate
In Michigan, there is a 3-year statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim. Outside this window, surviving family members may be barred from seeking civil damages for the untimely death of their loved one. This is one reason it is very important to consult with a Michigan wrongful death attorney soon after the passing of your loved one.
Our Long History of Successful Results
Since opening our doors in 1951, we have dedicated ourselves to helping Michigan families obtain the highest possible compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one. We understand that, while money isn’t everything and can’t ease your grief, it can help ensure your future is more stable and predictable in the wake of loss. Over the years, our personal injury attorneys have achieved numerous wrongful death verdicts and settlements for our clients. The following are just a few: