If your family member was the victim of wrongful death, you may be entitled to damages to help your family cope with their loss. While these cannot bring your loved one back, they can offer financial support for the family.

Our award-winning Michigan lawyers have helped clients across the country who have suffered from medical mistakes. In 2015, we secured $21 million for the family of a woman who went to the hospital complaining of jaw pain and suffered through a completely unnecessary brain surgery that led to her death.

What Is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death occurs when someone loses their life due to the negligence or misconduct of another person. These tragedies can also result from a faulty product like an automobile airbag or a defective medical product.

In Michigan, the personal representative of the deceased person’s estate can file a wrongful death lawsuit to hold the responsible party accountable and get compensation. This can help support the family financially after the loss of the deceased’s income and compensate for the emotional losses of the victim’s spouse, children, and other family members.

As part of a wrongful death suit, our attorneys at Fieger Law can help you get the following damages:

  • Lost wages that would have been earned by the deceased
  • Loss of companionship
  • Savings of the deceased
  • Dependency on the deceased
  • Medical costs
  • Funeral costs

Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle

At Fieger Law, our qualified attorneys handle wrongful death cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, workplace incidents, and premises liability. If your family loses a loved one in any of the following personal injury accidents, we can fight aggressively on your behalf to get you a fair recovery award.

Wrongful Death From Medical Malpractice

Wrongful death from medical malpractice occurs when a patient dies due to the negligence or error of a healthcare provider. Medical errors are a leading cause of death in the U.S., and at Fieger Law, we want to help you hold negligent providers responsible for their actions.

A medical malpractice wrongful death claim can occur in the following situations:

In cases of wrongful death from medical malpractice, it’s essential to prove that the standard of care was not met. We know how complex these cases can be and are ready to help you every step of the way, ensuring we collect all the evidence needed to support your case.

If you’re dealing with the heartache of losing someone to medical negligence, don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to help you pursue justice and get the financial support you need.

Wrongful Death in Vehicle Crashes

At Fieger Law, we know how devastating it is to lose someone you love in a vehicle crash because someone else was careless. In 2021, traffic accidents claimed the lives of 42,939 people in the United States, causing emotional distress for their families.

We can help you seek justice for your loved one’s death by holding the responsible parties accountable for the accidents that caused it, including:

  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Distracted driving incidents
  • Speeding and reckless behavior
  • Commercial trucking accidents
  • Defective vehicle part failures

Wrongful Death From Workplace Accidents

Wrongful death from workplace accidents occurs when an employee loses their life due to unsafe working conditions or negligence. We can help your family receive death benefits through employer-based workers’ compensation insurance or pursue a personal injury lawsuit if a third party caused the accident.

Contact our attorneys if you lost your loved one in the following type of incident:

  • Industrial accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Electrical accidents
  • Construction site accidents

Wrongful Death in Premises Liability

Wrongful death from premises liability happens when a life is lost on someone else’s property because of unsafe conditions or neglect. Our team can assist you in holding the responsible party accountable, whether it’s a landlord, a business owner, or even a city, if your spouse, child, parent, or partner passed away due to:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Inadequate security measures
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Toxic exposure incidents
  • Elevator and escalator accidents

Why Fieger Law?

Our wrongful death verdicts have set records in the state of Michigan and throughout the United States. We know that money will never bring your loved one back, but it can lessen the financial burden for grieving families while providing the closure they need to heal.

More than that, these judgments can show that negligent behavior will not be tolerated. We have secured more than 165 verdicts and settlements of $1 million or more for our clients, and we will fight for you.

Fieger Law is known nationwide as a premier personal injury and wrongful death law firm. Our lawyers are among the best in the nation when it comes to trying—and winning—wrongful death cases.

Geoffrey Fieger and his team of qualified lawyers have decades of combined experience fighting wrongful death lawsuits. Many Fieger Law attorneys have worked for insurance companies and hospitals and know all too well the tactics used to deny responsibility.

We use this experience to negotiate skillfully with insurers, getting your family fair compensation after the loss of your family member.

Get the Representation You Deserve After a Loved One’s Wrongful Death

Fieger Law is a nationally recognized wrongful death firm. No matter what negligent action caused your loved one’s death, we can help you hold the liable party responsible and secure compensation to support you following your loss.

Call a wrongful death lawyer who cares. The nationally recognized attorneys at Fieger Law fight for victims’ rights in Michigan and across the U.S. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.