Traffic accidents happen every day, but nothing prepares you for the sudden and traumatic death of a loved one. The sorrow and disbelief are compounded by anger when there are indications that another person’s carelessness may have caused the crash. The surviving family members often experience serious financial burdens in addition to the profound absence of the person who was killed.
The Ann Arbor law firm of Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, helps families achieve a measure of justice through wrongful death actions. We have prevailed in cases across Michigan. In a free consultation, our lawyers can explain the law and discuss your possible legal recourse. We take care of everything, including dealing with insurance companies, so that you can focus on grieving and beginning to put your life back together.
No jury verdict or settlement can ever make up for losing a loved one, but we can hold negligent drivers accountable and pursue damages for the economic impact and other tangible losses.
Our attorneys have recovered wrongful death compensation for many scenarios of motor vehicle accidents, including intersection collisions, highway accidents, collisions with trucks, motorcycle crashes, drunk driver cases, and pedestrians, children and bicyclists killed by cars. We have the resources to hire outside experts as necessary to establish liability, including employers, bars or other third parties whose negligence contributed to a fatal accident.
Under Michigan law, survivors are entitled to be compensated for medical bills and funeral expenses, the loss of the person’s projected income, the loss of their household services, and damages for loss of consortium, companionship, advice and support. If your loved one experienced conscious pain and suffering before death ensued, the estate can also seek damages in a separate survival action.
Insurance companies are notorious for resisting wrongful death claims, shamelessly trying to shift the blame to the victim of a fatal car accident. We speak for your loved one and stand up for your rights. Our trial lawyers have 30 years of experience in wrongful death litigation, with a strong record of favorable outcomes for our clients.
Please schedule a free consultation with our compassionate legal team. Call Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, at 734-545-8421, or use our online form to tell us about the circumstances of your family member’s deadly accident.
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Ann Arbor, MI 48103