If you have suffered the loss of a loved one, the grieving process makes it very difficult to deal with the fact that they may have died as the result of the negligence of another person. At Ford & Murphy, we have handled many wrongful death cases across the State of Michigan. We understand that family members have more questions than answers after the death of a loved one. We launched this site as a resource and guide for survivors going through a difficult and painful time in their lives.
Contact the lawyers at Ford & Murphy for a free Michigan Wrongful Death consultation. Call (269) 342-9900 today!
A Trusted Law Firm
William Murphy and James Ford have been representing clients in Michigan for many years. They are trusted by other attorneys who regularly refer cases to their firm. They offer a level of service to their clients that makes them feel like they are a part of the Ford & Murphy family. They are small by choice, but have the resources necessary to fully pursue any claim on behalf of the deceased. Our clients trust us with the most intimate details of their lives and allow us the privilege to serve their needs during a time of grieving and anger. Our law firm is dedicated to making sure that you have all of the information you need about Michigan Wrongful Death cases so that you can make an intelligent choice on who will represent the deceased’s best interests.
Michigan Wrongful Death Attorneys
Tragically, there are so many accidents and acts of negligence that can cause the death of a loved one. At Ford & Murphy we have experience handling all types of personal injury and negligence cases causing death:
- Automobile Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Work-Related Deaths
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Truck Accidents
- Defective Roadways
- Boating Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Dramshop Actions
If a loved one has died as the result of the negligence of another individual or corporation, the lawyers at Ford & Murphy will treat your family with compassion and make sure that your case is handled with care from start to finish. The greatest compliment any law firm can receive is the referral of another and we have enjoyed a long history of former clients referring their friends and family to our attorneys to handle their claims.
In Michigan, we have a specific statute that deals with wrongful death actions. This statute gives family members the right to make claims for compensation if there is a settlement after either a lawsuit or probate court action. In order to proceed with any wrongful death case in Michigan, those with priority to become personal representative need to file a probate court action to open an estate for the deceased. Our law firm has many years of experience opening estates to pursue wrongful death actions and can walk you through the entire estate process so that you can focus on family.
If you have any questions about the probate court requirements in Michigan, the lawyers at Ford & Murphy have your answers. Allow us to guide you through this mandatory requirement and serve you and your family members at the highest level of professionalism.
Call us today at (269) 342-9900 for a free Michigan Wrongful Death consultation.
Michigan Wrongful Death Process
In Michigan, there is wrongful death statute or law that governs who can make a claim for damages after the loss of a relative. However, after the probate court estate appoints a personal representative, the lawyer for the estate may have to file a lawsuit to obtain a verdict or settlement on behalf of the deceased. Here is a quick overview of the process in Michigan. Please feel free to click on any of the links below to get more information about these important stages of any Michigan Wrongful Death case:
- Accident Reconstruction
- Cause of Death and Proximate Cause Issues
- Contingency Fee and Hourly Fee Billing
- Wrongful Death Statute
- Statute of Limitations
- Wrongful Death Damages
- Discovery Process
- Mediation and Arbitration
- Jury Trial
As you can see from this brief list of issues that may come up during a Michigan Wrongful Death action, the choice of an attorney is critical to a successful outcome. We offer a free consultation for all family members and look forward to serving you and your family as your attorney and counselor.
Call us today for a free Michigan Wrongful Death consultation at (269) 342-9900