You have lost someone close to you due to an unfortunate, and preventable, accident, caused by someone else’s negligence. You were dependent on your loved one in so many ways, including emotionally and financially. Even so, you are trying to deal with the grief that you are experiencing and are not necessarily thinking beyond the pain. Most likely, you are not thinking about taking any sort of legal action to compensate for the tremendous loss that you and your family have experienced and continue to experience.
If you do decide to file a wrongful death suit, across the United States, including in Michigan, it will be a civil suit. Most civil claims come under tort law, which is driven by the concept that the wrong that a person experienced is made right. If the other party has caused you a loss, a civil lawsuit is intended to compensate you for that loss.
Wrongful death lawsuits can be emotionally and technically difficult
Most likely, filing a wrongful death lawsuit may be one of the most emotionally difficult things that you ever do. You are already feeling extreme loss and now you have to deal with feeling conflicted about placing a monetary value on that loss. That is completely understandable from an emotional perspective; however, from a practical perspective, you and your other family members may really need the compensation to survive.
If you were dependent on your loved one, you will need compensation to put you in a better position to be able to handle the long-term reality that you will experience because of the loss of your loved one who can no longer provide for you. In addition to financial support, you were probably also used to your loved one’s consistent companionship. Having the support of a knowledgeable lawyer can make all of the difference to you. Sound advice can put you on the right path so that you receive what you need and what you deserve.