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Wrongful Death

Michigan Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you need a Michigan wrongful death lawyer with the experience, skill, resources and proven results to fight for you and to protect you. That is exactly what you get with the attorneys at Michigan Auto Law. 

We Specialize In Fatal Automobile Crash Cases

Our Michigan wrongful death lawyers specialize in fatal automobile crash cases where they help people like you who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of an at-fault driver of a car or truck. A fatal automobile crash is one where a person has lost his or her life due to the “wrongful act, neglect or fault of another.” (MCL 600.2922(1))

Michigan Wrongful Death Lawyers With More Than Fifty Years Of Experience Winning Cases

We have more than 50 years of experience recovering record-breaking car crash settlements and trial verdicts for our clients. In fact, our attorneys have recovered more million-dollar settlements and trial verdicts on behalf of our clients than any other attorney or law firm in Michigan.

Top Reported Settlements And Verdicts In The State

Our success in recovering record-breaking settlements and trial verdicts for our clients means that our attorneys can often settle fatal automobile crash cases faster and for significantly more money. Let our Michigan wrongful death lawyers leverage their success to help you.

Known For Our Caring, Compassion, Communication and Integrity

The help that our attorneys provide to people is all done with a commitment of caring, compassion and communication and a reputation for the highest integrity within the legal profession. 

The Michigan wrongful death lawyers at our firm are among the most awarded Michigan car accident attorneys. In fact, our law firm has consistently been named by independent third parties as being among the “Best Lawyers” and “Best Law Firms” in not just Michigan, but throughout the entire U.S. We also have more attorneys ranked as “Super Lawyers” than any other Michigan personal injury law firm, including two attorneys ranked among the top 50 attorneys in the state, in a review of over 60,000 attorneys of all areas of practice.

We Pride Ourselves On Working Hard For Our Clients

We appreciate the recognition, legal honors, and awards. But what we are most proud of is how hard our attorneys work to help our clients and their families get through what is likely one of the most difficult, emotional and stressful experiences in their lives.

The many honors and legal awards that our Michigan wrongful death lawyers receive simply reflect the hard work, caring and compassion that we put into helping each one of our clients make the best legal recovery possible after they were hurt in a crash.

Our Mission Is To Be The Best For You

Our mission is simple: We want to be the best for you, our client. That means more than just working incredibly hard and marshaling all our experience, skill and dedication and grit to get you the best possible settlement or trial verdict. It also means treating you – every person we help – with dignity, respect, compassion and caring. 

Contact us for a free consultation. Our Michigan wrongful death lawyers are here to help.

Over 1,000 5-Star Reviews

Judith Brown of Harper Woods
The loss of my mother-in-law was devastating for the family. We chose Michigan Auto Law to handle her wrongful death case because the firm exclusively handles Michigan auto accident cases, and they have more accolades and successful cases than any of the competing firms. Even better, our lawyers Larry Gursten and Steve Gursten were very compassionate throughout the entire case. Some lawyers we interviewed told us that the loss of an 87 year old wasn’t worth much, but Larry and Steve got us almost every penny there was from the trucking company’s insurance carrier.Google

How Our Michigan Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help You

Our Michigan wrongful death lawyers specialize in helping people and families who have lost a loved one due to the negligence of an at-fault driver. We help people from all over the state and our proven results are better than any other personal injury attorney or law firm in Michigan. 

We make sure that families understand 100% of their legal rights after they have lost a loved one in a collision. Our attorneys are here to assist and help with all aspects of your family’s claim, including: 

  • Ensuring that your loved one’s dependents are receiving all of the No-Fault insurance benefits for survivor’s loss that they are entitled to
  • Investigating and verifying all of the insurance and coverage that may be involved in your loved one’s case
  • Getting your family the best possible settlement as quickly as possible, which may include compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering as well as damages for loss of your loved one’s financial support, society and companionship

Why Do I Need A Michigan Wrongful Death Lawyer?

If you and your family lost a loved one due to the negligence of an at-fault driver of a car or truck in the state, you will need a Michigan wrongful death lawyer to help you. An experienced and specialized attorney from our firm can and will help you and your family protect your family’s legal rights to recover compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering as well as damages for loss of your loved one’s financial support, society and companionship. Michigan’s fatal car accident law for when someone dies in a car accident is complex and can present many traps for the unwary. That’s why having a skilled and experienced attorney from our law firm is so important. 

That is why it is so important to call and have a free consultation with an experienced Michigan wrongful death lawyer immediately if you lost a loved one in car accident caused by an at-fault driver.

Top Settlements

What you need in a Michigan wrongful death lawyer is an attorney who continues to break records for the top settlements for crashes in the state. That is what you will get with an attorney from our law firm.

We have recovered the top jury verdict in multiple counties for an auto crash injury and truck crash injury cases. Here are just a few examples of our recent settlements:  

  • $34.5 Million – Attorney Steven Gursten secured the largest-reported car/truck settlement in the U.S. This is the largest ever car/truck injury settlement by an attorney in Michigan. 
  • $13.5 Million – Attorneys settled a case for a victim in a car/truck crash who suffered major burn injuries. 
  • $9 Million – Attorney Steven Gursten obtained this recovery for a man who lost both of his legs in a rear-end car/truck collision. This was the largest Michigan pain and suffering only settlement in the state of the preceding decade.  
  • $7 Million – The parents of a young man who was killed by a speeding driver sued for his pain and suffering before he passed. This was the top reported settlement in the state that year.  Notably, our attorneys were also able to recover an additional $4 million dollars in contribution over the insurance policy limits for the family.  
  • $6.2 million – Details about parties, injuries, and insurers are confidential for this settlement.
  • $5.65 Million – A jury awarded this amount to our client who had suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of being run over in a crash. This was the largest reported crash verdict in Macomb County and in the state for the year.
  • $5.1 Million – This settlement in a rear-end collision case was the largest reported fatal automobile accident settlement in Washtenaw County and the largest reported fatal motor vehicle settlement in the state for an individual killed in a crash in 2018.
  • $520,000 – Our attorneys successfully obtained the largest pain and suffering only verdict ever in Ottawa County in 2018 and the largest reported crash verdict on the west side of the state in 2018.

There is a reason why our law firm and our attorneys receive more referrals from attorneys for fatal crashes than any other law firm in the state. We continue to win cases for our clients and their families, over and over again, offering our care and compassion to hopefully lessen their burden during such a difficult and sorrowful time. 

Read more about the settlements our attorneys get for our clients: Michigan Settlements and Verdicts.

Resources from our Michigan wrongful death lawyers

If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of an at-fault driver of a car or truck, you probably have a list of questions for your Michigan wrongful death lawyer. Below our attorneys have provided helpful resources, followed by answers to the questions that they are most frequently asked.

Does Our Family Have A Lawsuit?

Read about Michigan auto laws and consider how they relate to your family’s possible case

Michigan’s Law For When Someone Dies In An Car Accident

Find out who can bring a lawsuit, who can recover damages through the lawsuit and the damages that are available

How Much Time To File A Claim?

We advise you to talk with your Michigan wrongful death lawyer about the statute of limitations and any other filing deadlines that you must comply with.

Survivor’s Loss Benefits Provide Financial Support

No-Fault survivor’s loss benefits ensure that the dependents of a fatal crash victim have the financial support their deceased loved one had been providing

Fatal Car Accidents

Find straight answers to your questions about insurance protection for automobile crashes.

Michigan Car Accident FAQs

Our attorneys answer the most frequently asked questions from people who have been injured in car accident and families who have lost loved ones

Michigan Wrongful Death Lawyer FAQs

What else do you need to know if you are considering hiring a Michigan wrongful death lawyer? If you and your family have lost a loved one due to the negligence of an at-fault driver of a car or truck, you may be entitled to important benefits, pain and suffering compensation and other economic damages.

But it is important to remember that you are more likely to recover the full value of your claim if you hire the right legal team to protect you and to protect your legal rights. Read attorney FAQs below or call to speak to an experienced attorney from our law firm for free with no obligation now.

What is a Michigan wrongful death lawyer?

A Michigan wrongful death lawyer is an attorney who has specialized experience in helping people and families who have lost loved ones in a car accident. This specialized attorney has the skill, resources and proven results to fight for you and your family to recover compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering as well as damages for loss of your loved one’s financial support, society and companionship. He or she will help you understand how much your case is worth and he or she will know how to maximize your settlement by negotiating with the insurance companies to get the full value of your loved one’s case.

Insurance companies evaluate claims and determine whether to settle – and if so for how much – based on risk and exposure. An experienced attorney with a track record of proven results, including top reported settlements and verdicts, significantly increases both the risk and the exposure to the insurance company that insures the negligent driver who caused your injury.

Another way to look at this is that an attorney who has a proven record of going to trial and of securing top-reported verdicts and settlements can settle cases for significantly more money and often much faster.

How much does a Michigan wrongful death lawyer cost?

We know that one of your first questions after losing a loved one due to the negligence of an at-fault driver of a car or truck may be: How much does a Michigan wrongful death lawyer cost me? You are not alone in wondering. Many people imagine that hiring an attorney is expensive. Not so! At Michigan Auto Law, we will never ask you to pay any fees unless and until we win your case. You do not pay anything up front or out-of-pocket. Our attorneys are paid at the end of the case and only if a recovery is made for you and your family first. This is called a contingency fee, which means we only get paid if you and your family get paid – which means we win your case first. And you always get our 100% client satisfaction guarantee.

Is getting a Michigan wrongful death lawyer worth it?

Don’t take our word for it. The insurance industry’s own data shows that a person who is represented by an experienced attorney recovers significantly more than a person who is not. In fact, attorneys who are known for going to trial – which our Michigan wrongful death lawyers are known for – can settle cases for significantly more money and often much faster. Also, at Michigan Auto Law, you do not pay unless we win. An attorney from our law firm will handle all aspects of your case so you and your family can grieve and begin trying to rebuild your lives after the loss of your loved one. We are always here to answer any questions about the case, the process, the law, the insurance company, the adjuster, the judge or anything else. We are here for you.

Can I change my attorney?

You can change your attorney at any time and for any reason. If your attorney is not representing you and your family in the way you expect, then you can and should make a change. Our Proven Transition Plan makes it easy and quick to get an experienced attorney from our firm who will be there and fight for you. It starts with a free consultation with an attorney from our law firm. Next, you sign up to have Michigan Auto Law represent you. Then, that same day, we order your file from your previous attorney and we immediately get to work putting your case back on track so that you and your family to recover the compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering as well as damages for loss of your loved one’s financial support, society and companionship that you are entitled to under the law.

How long does a fatal automobile crash settlement take?

Each case is unique, so it is a difficult question to answer but in general there are several factors that can help answer how long it will take your Michigan wrongful death lawyer to obtain a settlement in your case. These factors include determining: (1) the compensation for your loved one’s pain and suffering; (2) damages for the loss of your loved one’s financial support, society and companionship; and (3) the medical, hospital, funeral, and burial expenses for which your loved one’s estate is liable. Additional factors include the track record and reputation of your attorney (because attorneys known for going to trial can settle cases for more money and often much faster), the at-fault driver’s auto insurance company, adjuster, defense attorney and the at-fault driver’s liability insurance policy limits.

Get Help From A Michigan Wrongful Death Lawyer Now

To speak with a Michigan wrongful death lawyer now, call Michigan Auto Law now or fill out our contact form for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. There is absolutely no cost or obligation. We are here for you – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our law firm consistently wins record-breaking verdicts and settlements in the state on behalf of victims like you. Even more important than our record settlements in the state is how our attorneys treat the people we help. To see what our own clients have to say about the caring, compassion, and communication they received from us, you can read in their own words about their experience here on our testimonials page from victims we have helped. You can also read about our 100% client satisfaction guarantee.

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