We Can Help You Pick Up The Pieces After A Loved One Dies In A Car Crash

It can be devastating for a family when a loved one is killed unexpectedly in a traffic accident. Such accidents bring about emotional distress, anxiety, pain and suffering, and other stresses. Additionally, grieving families often face significant financial burdens following fatal accidents, including hospital bills, medical expenses, funeral costs and more. If the deceased victim was a family's main or sole source of income, its financial situation can become even more complicated.

When facing such difficulties, families that have lost loved ones in traffic accidents due to negligence may have it in their best interests to learn more about their legal rights from an experienced wrongful death attorney at Lipton Law. Talking with one of our lawyers can help you understand what options are available for holding the wrongdoer responsible for its actions and accountable for the death of your loved one.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

A wrongful death lawsuit in Michigan can be filed on behalf of a deceased victim's spouse, child, parents or grandparents. The lawsuit may seek compensation for several kinds of damages, both economic and noneconomic, including:

  • Hospital bills and related medical expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of wages and other benefits
  • Loss of consortium

The amount of damages that can be obtained in a wrongful death lawsuit varies depending on several factors — which is why it is crucial to have an attorney working on your behalf after you have lost a loved one in a traffic accident due to another's negligence. While it is understood that no amount of compensation can replace a lost loved one, it can help pay for accident-related expenses as well as help provide for your family financially.

Holding All Negligent Parties Accountable

A wrongful death in a traffic accident can happen for many reasons. A motorcyclist may be struck by a driver who was distracted by a cellphone or a motorist may be hit head on by a truck driver who was fatigued. Other potential factors will also need to be explored such as whether a faulty auto part or other defect contributed to the fatal crash.

The traffic accident lawyers at Lipton Law are dedicated to helping families that have lost loved ones due to negligence. We will analyze the specifics of your loved one's accident to ensure that all negligent parties are held accountable. To learn more about your legal rights, contact us online or call our law office in Southfield today at 248-557-1688 to speak with one of our attorneys.