The Michigan wrongful death attorney you choose to represent you is the difference between you getting a great settlement or no settlement at all. Getting the maximum settlement you’re entitled to is a job for an experienced wrongful death lawyer with a winning record. If a loved one has passed away due to negligence by another person or entity, call us to start your claim.

How Much are Wrongful Death Settlements?

That is the most common question asked by Michigan personal injury, car accident, and medical malpractice clients that contact our personal injury law firm. Unfortunately, this is a very difficult question to answer because every case has its own unique set of circumstances.

The law in Michigan provides compensation for surviving family members to include money for conscious pain and suffering prior to the death, the loss of companionship of family members, medical expenses, lost income and services, and funeral and burial expenses.  Our attorneys will put all of these claims together and demand the highest possible wrongful death settlement available under the law.

Calculating the Settlement Payout Amount

There are several factors that go into calculating the final wrongful death settlement amount. Some of these factors include:

  • How did the car accident, injury, or medical malpractice occur?
  • Did the incident or accident cause the death?
  • Did the decedent have pain and suffering prior to passing away?
  • How has the loss of the decedent affected the surviving family members?
  • Was there a loss of income or earnings resulting from the death?
  • Were there medical expenses incurred as a result of the wrongful death?
  • Is there an insurance policy to pay a settlement?
  • How much are the insurance policy limits to cover your loss?

As you can see, there are a lot of factors that go into determining a fair settlement for your Michigan wrongful death case. This is not even a complete list and there are other elements considered in determining the amount of compensation for a case.  Our attorneys will evaluate your case and give you an honest assessment of the settlement range for your claim.

Examples of Our Michigan Wrongful Death Settlements

  • $5,080,000 Jury verdict against an Oakland County assisted living facility
  • $3,600,000 Settlement in an assisted living wrongful death lawsuit
  • $3,500,000 Settlement against a Detroit area hospital for the wrongful death of a patient
  • $3,035,000 Settlement for a truck accident in the City of Detroit
  • $2,500,00 Settlement for a fatal motorcycle crash involving a biker and passenger
  • $1,325,000 Waterford fatal pedestrian accident settlement against a corporation
  • $1,500,000 Settlement in a Shiawassee County fatal car accident lawsuit
  • $1,000,000 Macomb County wrongful death lawsuit for a bicycle accident
  • $900,000 Lansing area car accident settlement for the death of a son and brother
  • $725,000 Settlement for the death of a child at a Macomb County apartment complex
  • $650,000 Settlement for an apartment complex pool drowning
  • $600,000 Settlement in a death case due to a fall in a transportation van
  • $450,000 Medical malpractice wrongful death settlement against a surgeon and hospital

Other Settlements for Accidental Death Cases in Michigan

  • $7,000,000 wrongful death settlement in an Oakland County fatal auto accident lawsuit.
  • $5,000,000 settlement for bicyclist hit by a public transportation bus
  • $4,500,000 settlements for the family of a young man run over by a septic truck.
  • $4,140,000 fall settlement for the surviving family of a tenant who died when a guardrail failed and he fell to his death.
  • $3,825,000 a death settlement for a pedestrian hit by a truck crossing an intersection.

Our Michigan Wrongful Death Lawyers

Our Michigan lawyers work tirelessly to win wrongful death settlements for people just like you.  Call us today to speak with one of our award-winning attorneys. Remember, it is important to call an attorney as soon as you believe you have a case because there are specific time deadlines that must be met when wrongful death cases.

The Buckfire Law Firm will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means you will not pay anything legal fees unless we are able to obtain a settlement for you. There is nothing to lose, so contact us right now for your free, no obligation case review!

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