Losing a loved one is already devastating enough, but when their death occurs due to another person’s misconduct or negligence, it can be even harder to accept. Referred to in legal terms as wrongful death, such a loss can occur in many ways, including on the job, in an auto accident, or as a result of medical malpractice. The suddenness of it all can leave you in shock, unable to take the next step.
The law firm of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. is here to provide compassionate legal advice to those who have suffered a loss due to the wrongful death of a loved one in the Ann Arbor or Washtenaw County, Michigan area. Our experienced personal injury claim attorneys can help you find a resolution and hold those responsible accountable for their irresponsible actions by filing a wrongful death claim.
The loss of a loved one not only has emotional effects but also may lead to financial hardship for the survivors. To give you relief from financial difficulties, you may want to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages.
The types of damages sought during a wrongful death lawsuit in Ann Arbor will depend upon the particular circumstances surrounding your case. However, you will most likely be able to pursue compensation for economic losses and non-economic damages.
Economic damages in wrongful death suits usually include medical treatment expenses and funeral and burial costs. Additional damages often sought in these types of lawsuits are lost wages, lost benefits (such as pension plans), and costs for other services such as childcare. All these may be benefits the deceased provided, and now they have been taken away from you unexpectedly.
Non-economic damages are more challenging to identify. They can include things like loss of companionship and the pain and suffering experienced by the survivors. Survivors may be a spouse, children, parents, siblings, and various others.
To determine the damages you can seek in a case, a dedicated Michigan wrongful death lawyer from the Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. legal team will thoroughly review your case and provide guidance in all areas of the lawsuit. They will also seek the maximum allowable damages so you can rest easy at night knowing your loved one has provided for you one more time.
While filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Ann Arbor will not bring back your loved one, it can provide closure and financial assistance when you need it the most. Working with one of our expert lawyers who handle wrongful death cases provides a way to honor your loved one while also caring for yourself and others. Call our law firm today at 866-MICH-LAW and schedule your free consultation.
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Oakland County, Michigan
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A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
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Tuscola County, Michigan
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Wayne County, Michigan
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Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
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Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.