Knowing that a loved one has died in a preventable accident can be an incredibly challenging thing to live with. What can add to this anguish and stress is not knowing what to do next – How will you pay your bills? Put food on the table? Afford funeral costs? Provide for your family over the years? All of these questions, and more, are realities for many people who have lost a family member in Michigan. A wrongful death lawyer in Monroe at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co., LPA can help.
If your spouse, child, or another family member has died due to a wrongful act, then you may be able to file a wrongful death claim for damages. When choosing legal representation to assist you throughout the process, remember that our attorneys are ready to help.
Our Monroe attorneys have recovered over half a billion dollars for the surviving family members of wrongful death victims, and our law firm has more than 300 years’ worth of accumulated experience. When you are coping with the death of a loved one, we are ready to go to bat for you.
Our firm has a history handling a variety of wrongful death lawsuits. Any time that a death would not have occurred but for the negligence of another party, a wrongful death lawsuit may be appropriate. Specifically, some of the types of wrongful death cases that we take care of include the following listed below.
If a loved one has died in an accident someone else caused, do not hesitate to reach out to us.
If you have lost a loved one, you may be wondering whether or not you have a cause of action, and whether or not you are legally permitted to file a claim. According to Michigan Legislature Section 600.2922, those who are lawfully permitted to recover compensation in a wrongful death suit include the decedent’s spouse, children, parents, grandparents, siblings, and anyone else named in the deceased’s will.
The only person who is permitted to actually file the civil action, though, is the personal representative of the deceased.
The attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co., LPA, can help you recover the full amount of damages that you are entitled to. Damages that are recoverable in a wrongful death action in Michigan include damages for the following.
The beneficiaries named above will usually need to split a damages award.
Before you file your civil claim on your own, or give up hope on recovering compensation altogether, speak with the Michigan wrongful death attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer Co., LPA. Your first consultation with us is always free, and we never charge you unless your case is successful. Our contingency fee system provides you with the assurance you need to know that we are working dutifully on your behalf. To learn more about how we can help your family after a fatal accident of a loved one, call us at 419-843-6663 today or fill out our online contact form.
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