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Wrongful death is a legal term referring to cases brought by the family members of a deceased individual who lost his or her life as a result of the negligent acts of another.
A wrongful death lawsuit may be the result of a medical mistake, car accident, criminal act, work-related injury or other catastrophic event.
The goal of a wrongful death lawsuit is to compensate family members for their financial and emotional losses. Depending on the laws in your state, a wrongful death lawsuit can seek damages for lost wages, mental anguish and loss of companionship or support.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is my case worth?
This is a difficult question to answer and depends on many factors, including the law in the state where the injury occurred (some states have caps on the amount of damages that can be awarded). Other factors include how significant the damages are, how likely it is that our client will win the case, and what injuries the client suffered as a result of the Defendant’s wrongdoing. Also, a case is never worth more than the Defendant can pay.
How long will the case take?
Each jurisdiction is different, but it is more common for a case to take a few years than it is to take a few months.
How much money will it take to pursue my case and who pays for those costs?
In almost all our cases, GorenLaw agrees to advance all the necessary case costs. Personal injury and malpractice cases can be very expensive. Money is generally spent on expert testimony, purchasing medical records, paying filing fees and buying deposition transcripts of the witnesses who are interviewed under oath during the lawsuit. We understand that most individuals do not have the monetary resources to invest in a lawsuit, which is why we almost always take care of the costs.
Then how do the lawyers get paid?
We work on a contingent-fee basis, taking a percentage of the amount recovered to pay our fee. Remember: we never get paid unless you get paid.
At GorenLaw, we understand the complexities of personal injury cases, including medical malpractice cases. Let us help you.
If you have a family member who died as the result of a personal injury or medical mistake, you may be entitled to compensation. At GorenLaw, our Detroit, MI wrongful death lawyer will evaluate your case free of charge and determine what damages may apply. We have been handling wrongful death cases for many years. A sampling of some of our recent results for our clients includes:
- $3.5 million for a death caused by a failure to make a timely diagnosis of a heart attack.
- $975,000 for a death caused by a tired trucker. There was only one million dollars in insurance and one other person who was injured, in a lesser way, received the rest of the available insurance.
- $2.4 million for the death of a child caused by the failure to timely diagnose a treatable, curable condition.
Our firm is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. We have a wrongful death attorney who has taught lawyers at seminars, authored numerous articles, published more than a half dozen legal book chapters. Steven Goren is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. And, we pride ourselves on the quality of service we give to our clients.
For thirty-five years our firm has been helping people injured by the negligence of others. We want to use our experience to help you. Contact us for a FREE consultation.