Wrongful Death


A wrongful death action is brought on behalf of the family and estate of a person whose death was caused by someone’s negligence. Such a lawsuit requires filing a probate petition as well as a negligence lawsuit. Persons who may be entitled to recover damages in the wrongful death lawsuit include the deceased person’s immediate family and certain heirs. Damages for wrongful death can include compensation for related medical and funeral costs, pain and suffering experienced by the deceased, loss of financial support, and loss of companionship.


In part because of the probate aspect of a wrongful death case, such a lawsuit can become very complicated. It is important that the family of a deceased person move quickly to obtain legal representation if they believe the death was the result of another person's negligence.  If you believe a loved one has suffered a wrongful death, please contact us directly via phone at 248.608.5300 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .