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Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Dearborn

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can be a complicated and painful process combined with grieving your loved one. When a death occurs due to negligence of misconduct either on the road, in the workplace, or due to medical malpractice, it may be classified as wrongful death, and the family of the deceased can move forward with a lawsuit.

At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., we will fight for your right to receive a fair settlement.

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Wrongful Death Settlements

Wrongful death lawsuits have varying settlement amounts that are calculated using a few different factors.

  • The age of the deceased person.
  • The income of the deceased at the time of death.
  • The value of their pension, health insurance, and other benefits lost.

These are pecuniary or financial injuries and are the main form of damages sought in a wrongful death lawsuit, and can be a substantial sum. The 2016 fatal shooting by a Dearborn police officer of Janet Wilson recently resulted in the city of Dearborn agreeing to a $1.2 million wrongful death lawsuit settlement in 2018.

Experienced wrongful death lawyers can help you assess your case and determine a reasonable settlement amount. The team at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., are the top medical malpractice attorneys in Michigan and are well equipped to support you through the emotional process of seeking damages in a wrongful death case.

When Damages are Awarded

On average, it takes between one to three months to settle after a wrongful death lawsuit has been filed, but it can take longer if there need to be claim reviews. Wrongful death is a civil court case, not a criminal one, and the negligent party will be responsible for paying the court-mandated amount if the court finds them to be at fault.

Use a Trusted Law Firm

It can feel overwhelming to deal with a wrongful death lawsuit in addition to managing burial arrangements and the grief of your loss. If you are the family member who becomes the Personal Representative of the estate, Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C., can assist you with filing your lawsuit.

Senior partner Eileen Kroll is a seasoned wrongful death attorney and registered nurse whose extensive medical knowledge can be extremely valuable for wrongful death cases. Contact Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C., today at 866-MICH-LAW for a free consultation. You don’t pay a fee until damages are recovered.


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