Wrongful Death Attorneys in Grand Blanc, MI
Aggressive & Compassionate Legal Representation in Flint
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, or as a result of a defective product, or the reckless or malicious acts of another person, you may have a wrongful death claim.
At Jakeway Injury Law, our wrongful death attorneys in Grand Blanc fight for grieving families in Flint, Grand Blanc, and surrounding communities in Michigan. We will represent your interests against the at fault party and their insurance companies to seek damages for your family.
We encourage you to contact our wrongful death law firm at (810) 694-1211 to set up an appointment for a consultation. You can also contact us online.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
According to Michigan law, family members may file a lawsuit for compensation for fatal accidents, intentional acts, or accidental deaths.
The family members that may file a lawsuit include the deceased’s:
- Any heir of the estate
The law defines wrongful death as a death that occurs due to the intentional acts or negligence of another party. In order to prevail in your lawsuit, you must be able to show that the at-fault party was negligent or reckless and caused the death of your loved one.
It is important to seek representation from an attorney with specific experience representing clients in cases similar to yours.
Wrongful Death Claims in Michigan
In Michigan, wrongful death claims fall under the state’s Wrongful Death Act, which describes who may file a claim and the procedure for seeking compensation for the death of a family member. The first step in the process is to determine if there is a basis for filing a lawsuit.
The requirements of the Michigan Wrongful Death Act include:
- The claim be filed by authorized family members
- Notifying other family members
- The legal procedures and requirements for filing a claim
- How the settlement should be disbursed to family members
We provide personalized legal representation and your attorney will be accessible to you throughout the legal process.
Our Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help
The amount of time that a wrongful death case will take and the compensation that may be available vary, depending on the details of the situation. It is important to get legal advice that is specific to your situation. Our Grand Blanc wrongful death lawyers can evaluate your case in a free consultation and advise you of your rights.
Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in Michigan
The statute of limitations can vary, depending on the type of case. For example, you have three years to file a wrongful death claim in a car accident case, but some cases have a two year deadline. At Jakeway Injury Law, we understand that the last thing many grieving families are thinking about is filing a lawsuit.