Michigan Wrongful Death Attorney

Wrongful death cases may result from automobile collisions; trucking accidents; motorcycle, ATV, and bicycle injuries; accidents involving pedestrians; boating accidents; medical malpractice; product defects; dog bites; trips and slips and falls; and other accidents.

Michigan’s Wrongful Death Act allows surviving family members to bring an action against the party or parties whose negligence or wrongful acts caused the death of a loved one. Under the statute, family members qualified to bring an action may include:

  • Surviving spouses (including putative spouses)
  • Domestic partners
  • Children (including stepchildren)
  • Grandchildren
  • Minors and dependents
  • Heirs by intestate succession if no other relatives survive

In addition to dealing with the pain of losing a loved one, family members often face financial hardships due to the decedent’s medical costs, funeral expenses, and lost income and health care benefits. A good wrongful death allows families to focus on their emotional recovery by handling all aspects of a wrongful death case, from investigation through negotiations and trial, to obtain the maximum financial recovery to which they are entitled.

Recoverable Damages In Michigan, recovery in a wrongful death suit is intended to compensate the deceased’s survivors for their own damages, incurred as a result of the loss of their family member. Surviving family members are eligible to recover two types of damages: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages may include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of future earnings the deceased would have provided for the surviving family members
  • Lost pensions, retirement, gifts, or other benefits
  • Reasonable value of household services
  • Non-economic damages may include:
  • Loss of companionship, love, comfort, care, protection, and moral support
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of guidance for children
  • Mental anguish and suffering


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Damages suffered by the injured victim before death, such as medical bills, disfigurement, or pain and suffering, may only be recovered by a representative of the deceased’s estate in a separate or concurrent “survival action.”

Statute of Limitations

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, seek immediate legal representation from a wrongful death attorney in Michigan. Michigan’s statute of limitations limits the amount of time a plaintiff can bring most claims to within two years of the date of death; after that time your claim may be barred by statute and you will lose the opportunity to recover for your losses.

Seek Compassionate Representation from a Michigan Wrongful Death Lawyer who has the experience to represent families in all types of wrongful death actions, and takes these cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no legal fees unless he successfully obtains compensation on your behalf.

The law firm of The Shaw Group dedicates its work to helping clients find the best course of action for their specific situation. In getting to know our clients, we can help them understand their options so that they are involved in the steps towards justice. Because we have handled numerous personal injury cases, we are prepared to handle insurance companies and defense lawyers.

When building an effective case for our clients, we evaluate the circumstances of the accident in relation to the extent of the injuries sustained. It is important that our clients receive full compensation for past and future damages associated with their injuries. We may consult with medical experts as well as professionals in the field of accident reconstruction. All of the investigations and evidence contribute to the strategies applied to helping our clients get the best case outcome as possible.

For more information on how we have assisted other clients in the past, please read our Testimonials and Case Results. We also invite you to fill out a contact form or call us to learn more about how you may be able to get the money that you deserve.

For a free consultation to discuss your claim, us at: (734) 680-8630.

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Ann Arbor, MI  48103


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Michigan Injury Attorneys
2100 S. Main St., Ste A

Ann Arbor, MI  48103

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