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Wrongful Death Lawyer in Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Wrongful Death Lawyer

Has a Loved One Suffered a Wrongful Death in Grand Rapids?

Some of the injury cases our law firm takes on involve a death caused by a negligent party. If an individual has died in an accident, the family of the deceased is probably entitled to compensation for their tragic loss. You will need the assistance of an experienced Grand Rapids wrongful death lawyer. The lawyers at Marko Law fight for accident and injury victims and their loved ones everyday. They might be able to help you receive compensation for your loss.A wrongful death is where the negligence or recklessness of a person or company are responsible for a fatal accident. The law in Michigan understands that when one person's actions cost another his life, the responsible person should be legally liable to pay damages to the victim's family. This means that when a loved one dies in an accident, the surviving family members may be entitled to bring a civil case against those responsible for the accident.

Common Kinds of Cases that Result In Wrongful Death

A few of the most common types of cases that result in wrongful death are car accidents, slips and falls, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice.

When a Motor Vehicle Accident Causes Wrongful Death

Losing a family member to an automobile accident is devastating. And it can be emotionally challenging to consider what you need to do next when you are so early in the grieving process. However, some individuals report that filing a lawsuit helped to provide comfort because they had one less thing to worry about. A wrongful death case means that something is being done to get justice for a deceased family member.A car accident that results in a wrongful death can leave a family with significant stress and anxiety concerning repaying medical costs, managing funeral costs, and losing income from a primary provider. Marko Law can help to make sure that you get the compensation that you deserve for medical bills, lost income, loss of consortium, and pain and suffering.Wrongful death due to a motor vehicle accident can occur at the scene of the accident or later on when the victim succumbs to their injuries. Although fatal car accidents are oftentimes caused by intoxicated drivers, distracted motorists, and speeding, virtually any kind of motor vehicle accident can result in a fatal collision. A few of the most common injuries from automobile accidents that later result in wrongful death are traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and internal injuries. If your loved one dies from complications due to their injury, it still falls under the umbrella of wrongful death. As such, the at-fault party can still be sued for their negligence.

Wrongful Death Due to Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are seldom considered a deadly type of accident. However, this is just not accurate. Slips and falls can be deadly, particularly if the head strikes the ground or another hard surface. Slips and falls can happen practically anywhere. But some of the most common places where slip and falls occur that qualify as wrongful deaths are grocery stores, commercial businesses, apartment complexes, parking lots, and places of work. The way your wrongful death case will be pursued is different depending on where the accident occurred. For example, cases against big commercial businesses differ in their parameters and insurance policies compared to slip and fall deaths that happen at a private residence.Slips and falls can also be deadly when they occur to a senior citizen. A slip and fall can put significant pressure on an older individual that they might never recover from. When you are in the later stages of life and all of a sudden you have to be bedridden for an extended period of time, your odds of recovering completely are much slimmer. As a matter of fact, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for adults aged 65 and older. And this number appears to be rising.

Workplace Wrongful Death

Workplace accidents that most commonly result in fatalities include:

  • Falls from heights
  • Fire and explosions
  • Malfunctions or flaws with equipment
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Exposure to harmful substances or environments
  • Accidents caused by poor training

In these cases, identifying if there is any third-party liability for negligence depends on how the accident occurred. If your loved one died as a result of negligent conduct of a worker from a different company, that employee or that other company can be held responsible for damages. But, typically if a death or injury occurs at the workplace or while the employee is "on the clock", the case would fall under workers' compensation.

Wrongful Death Due to Medical Malpractice

Wrongful death because of medical malpractice is among the more difficult case types in personal injury law. Because of this, you need to make sure you have an experienced lawyer on your side when you're dealing with medical malpractice of any kind. Medical malpractice that can cause a wrongful death includes:

  • Early discharge from medical facility
  • Wrong medication or dosage
  • Surgical error
  • Incorrect diagnosis or overlooked diagnosis
  • Birth injury

If somebody you love passed away because of the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or healthcare facility, get in touch with one of our medical malpractice attorneys at Marko Law right away so we can begin to investigate and develop your case.

Compensation in a Wrongful Death Claim

Family members may be entitled to recoup for many types of damages and losses from a wrongful death in Grand Rapids, including:

  • The pain, suffering and grief of the surviving family members. There is not a more difficult time in life than when you lose somebody you love. The feelings and pain you may experience can be excruciating. We understand that no amount of money will make you feel whole again. Nevertheless, the loved ones have a right to a financial recuperation for the pain of going through this tragic experience.
  • Funeral costs. Almost immediately after a tragic loss, family members have to incur substantial cost for a funeral. Part of this law firm's job will be to recover expenses because of the funeral.
  • Medical bills and costs. In many wrongful death cases, the medical expenses prior to passing away can be extremely expensive. Commonly, billing may exceed several hundred thousand dollars. Our law firm will strive to recuperate those costs from the negligent party.
  • Loss of consortium. You have a right to recuperate for the loss of no longer being able to spend and enjoy time with your family member.
  • Loss of the future income of the deceased. Oftentimes the family member that passed away was earning income. Family members were depending on that loved one to support the household. They have a right to recuperate that loss of future earnings. If necessary, our law firm can hire an economist to establish what amount your family member would have made throughout the remainder of their life.
  • Punitive damages. During a wrongful death claim, lawyers will determine whether it is appropriate to request leave of Court to file a punitive damages count in the case. Punitive damages are intended to punish the responsible party for deliberate and/or outrageous conduct.

Free Wrongful Death Case Consultation

No amount of money can adequately compensate an accident victim's loved ones after a death caused by negligence or recklessness. However, these family members are entitled to financial relief that is offered under local and state laws. After an accident, several families choose to talk to a wrongful death lawyer in Grand Rapids to find out whether they have a case. The type of accident can affect what options of recovery are offered to a family and how soon those cases must be pursued. For these reasons, it is a good idea to pursue legal counsel immediately after a fatality. If you believe a negligent party might have caused a wrongful death of a family member in the Grand Rapids area, Contact us for a free wrongful death case consultation or call (313) 777-7LAW to speak to a wrongful death attorney in Grand Rapids.

Contact Us Today to Get a Free Consultation

If you are ready to start your case or need more information about a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Grand Rapids, Michigan, contact Marko Law Firm today. Let us represent you as you seek justice and compensation for your pain and damages. Call (313) 777-7LAW today to get a free consultation or visit our website: MarkoLaw.com to get more information.

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