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What are the potential damages in a wrongful death lawsuit?

On Behalf of | Jan 3, 2023 | Wrongful Death |

Losing a loved one is not easy in Michigan. People rely on their family members for so many different things in their lives. That is why losing a loved one can affect many different parts of people’s lives. People may not even realize how much they rely on their loved ones until they are no longer with them.

When people pass away from old age, it gives families time to prepare for the death and can help ease some of the pain. However, families do not have this time to prepare when loved ones pass away in fatal accidents. Families need to suddenly figure out how they will move on without the support, both emotionally and financially.

Potential damages in a wrongful death lawsuit

If the fatal accident was the fault of other people, the families may be able to at least recover some of their financial loss through a wrongful death lawsuit. Through these lawsuits, the family can recover the costs for medical care, funerals and burials of the loved one. They may also be able to recover damages for any pain and suffering prior to the loved one’s passing.

They can also receive compensation for the future financial loss of the family due to the loved one’s death. They may be able to receive compensation for the future income the loved one would have earned if they had not died. This can also include money the family spends because they now need to pay for services the loved one used to provide. Additionally, they may be able to receive compensation for the loss of companionship they would have received if the loved one had not died.

People in Michigan hope that they will be able to grow old with their loved ones. However, there are many unexpected events throughout people’s lives and unfortunately that can include losing loved ones in fatal accidents. It is important that families receive the compensation they deserve while holding the responsible party accountable for their actions. Experienced attorneys understand the difficulties associated with these matters and may be a useful resource.