Standing Up For Wrongful Death Victims’ Families Since 1979
No one should have to lose a loved one too soon. If your loved one’s death is the result of an accident that wasn’t their fault, you might have cause for a wrongful death lawsuit. At Petrucelli & Waara, PC, we can help you with it.
For more than 40 years, we have provided high-quality, strong legal services for the people of the Upper Peninsula. Our team cares about helping your family hold the wrongdoer accountable, recover compensation and move forward after a fatal accident claimed the life of someone you love.
Wrongful Death In Michigan: What To Know
An accidental death does not automatically mean that you have legal grounds to sue someone. To file a wrongful death claim, you must be able to prove that someone else’s actions or lack of action contributed to the accident that killed your loved one. Some of the damages available to the surviving relatives of victims include:
- Hospital bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
In Michigan, you have up to three years from the date of the incident to file a wrongful death claim. If you miss this deadline, you miss the opportunity to recover compensation. It is very difficult to prove wrongful death, so you will need an experienced personal injury team like ours on your side.
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The aftermath of a loved one’s death can seem overwhelming. With our experience and knowledge of the legal system, Petrucelli & Waara, PC can assist you with your wrongful death claim and more. Please contact our Iron River or Marquette offices to schedule a free initial consultation. To begin, call us toll-free at 877-906-6173, call us locally at 906-265-6173 or send us an email.