Tuesday, September 11, 2018

What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death and Who Can File a Lawsuit?

When your loved one is killed by the negligent, intentional, or criminal act of another person or entity, your family may be able to bring a Wrongful Death lawsuit. There are many common types of Wrongful Death Lawsuits, including the following:

  • Automobile accidents; motorcycle/pedestrian accidents
  • Death caused by negligent/careless drivers
  • Death caused by drunk drivers
  • Intentional and accidental shootings
  • Slip/fall and defective products
  • Dog attacks leading to death
  • Medical negligence/malpractice
  • Work-related and construction deaths

MCL Section 600.2922 is known as the “Wrongful Death Act,” and it governs who can file; which family members have priority to do so; the legal procedures and requirements for filing; and the types of…. Read more.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Are you Running Out of Time? Don’t Miss Important Deadlines for Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Michigan!

You could be running out of time to file a wrongful death lawsuit. For many of the most common actions, including automobile accidents, the statute of limitations is three (3) years after the death. Some actions, including governmental liability, require filing within two (2) years. It’s important to consult with a specialized wrongful death attorney soon after the tragic death of your loved one to avoid missing deadlines, but also to obtain/preserve evidence that might be important to the preparation of the case.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

HOW DOES CRIMINAL PROSECUTION DIFFER FROM A CIVIL LAWSUIT IN WRONGFUL DEATH CASES?

The person who files the wrongful death case must be appointed by the probate court. This is called the “personal representative or Plaintiff.” This person is usually a close relative of the victim, such as a parent, child, or spouse.  Occasionally, the court will appoint a trustee or administrator. Note that a civil lawsuit is different from a criminal prosecution, where the State (through a prosecuting attorney) brings charges. Often the criminal case and wrongful death civil case proceed at the same time and are structurally very similar.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

WHAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH IN ANN ARBOR?

Not every attorney has the experience, skill and reputation to handle a wrongful death case.  After all, there is no greater time of need for a respected, aggressive, and intelligent attorney than when a loved one is killed by the negligent or criminal act of another person. After the shock, grief and anger begin to subside, you may find yourself asking:

“What is a ‘wrongful death’?”

“Wrongful death” is a legal term for a civil lawsuit in which damages are sought against another person who caused a death. The lawsuit is typically filed by close relatives of the victim against the other party, either directly or against the company, business or other entity that caused the death. The lawsuit seeks monetary….

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Monday, July 16, 2018

YOU SHOULD ASK THESE THREE QUESTIONS AFTER A PERSONAL INJURY!


  1. Should I deal with the insurance company by myself, or contact an attorney? No, you should not.  As mentioned, insurance companies delay, obstruct and deny benefits and will not go out of their way to fairly and fully compensate victims. It cannot hurt and will almost certainly help to schedule a free consultation with our firm to see which benefits you’re entitled to and how to maximize your recovery under the law.  
  2. How quickly should I consult with a Personal Injury Attorney in Ann Arbor? Time is critical, whether you are injured due to an automobile or other accident, due to the negligent acts of another, or due to a civil rights violation. There are legal statutes of limitations on many such actions. They can be as short as a year from injury in some instances.
  3. What compensation am I entitled to? Our attorneys will identify insurance policies and other sources that provide coverage for injuries due to the negligence of others.  If necessary, we will obtain economic and medical experts to… Read more.



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WHO DO YOU TURN TO FOR ANSWERS AFTER A PERSONAL INJURY?

If you are injured by the negligent act of another, you might be entitled to full compensation from your own insurance company, directly from the other person or business, and/or from the other’s insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance companies often deny coverage, obstruct your claim, or delay until an injured person gives up (or worse, loses his or her legal ability to challenge the insurance company in court).
After a personal injury occurs in and around Ann Arbor, you should ask the following questions...
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Friday, July 6, 2018

3 REASONS YOU SHOULD CHOOSE AN ATTORNEY WITH TRIAL EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE

Why is trial experience so important for a personal injury attorney? Because the insurance company will stall and fight against making fair payment to you; because the insurance company and its attorneys need to know that the plaintiff’s attorney will fight aggressively for a client, or otherwise that attorney will never earn the respect he/she needs to successfully represent clients; and, because a proven track record of victories in the courtroom proves that the attorney knows the law, knows how to fight to help his/her clients, and can be the difference between a fair and equitable settlement and no payment whatsoever.
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What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death and Who Can File a Lawsuit?

When your loved one is killed by the negligent, intentional, or criminal act of another person or entity, your family may be able to bring...