Troy Wrongful Death Lawyer

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Too many people underestimate the consequences of their negligence. In the most tragic cases, victims of negligence lose their lives. Whether or not responsible parties face legal penalties, victims can seek justice through a wrongful death lawsuit. The team at Christensen Law has represented victims of wrongful deaths since 1991, and we will hold liable parties accountable for taking your loved one away.

The Troy wrongful death lawyers from Christensen Law will put your interests above all and demand total financial justice for your immense loss. Call Christensen Law today at 248-900-9000 for your free consultation.

Why You Should Hire Christensen Law to Seek Justice for Your Loss

Your wrongful death case may come with high financial and emotional stakes, and you must have an attorney capable of getting results. We encourage you to hire your attorney from Christensen Law because:

  • We have decades of experience: Because we have represented wrongful death victims since 1991, our attorneys offer a high level of real-world experience. We are well-versed in the process of completing a wrongful death claim. No matter what challenges your case presents, our team will be ready.
  • We focus exclusively on Michigan: Our firm focuses exclusively on serving clients in Michigan. We spend our time and resources focusing on Michigan law and Michigan cases. This allows us to be up to date on all things insurance and civil law.
  • We have obtained justice for many wrongful death victims: Our case results serve as a track record of our success. While wrongful death cases are always difficult for the plaintiff, it is critical that you receive the compensation you deserve. Our firm will prepare the strongest case we can and demand justice for your loss.
  • We lead with compassion: While each of our clients receive our respect and strongest efforts, wrongful death victims require an extraordinary level of compassion from their legal team. Our attorneys empathize with your loss, and we will handle your case in a conscientious manner.
  • We are ready to take wrongful death cases to trial: Because wrongful death cases often involve large sums of compensation, liable parties may refuse to offer a fair settlement. If Christensen Law needs to pursue your financial recovery in court, we will. We prepare every case as though it’s going to trial, so we prepared no matter what happens.

We pride ourselves on being the voice of the unheard. Our firm will represent not only you, but also the loved one who can no longer speak for themselves. Your case is bigger than money—it’s also about ensuring a just outcome to a tragic circumstance.

Your Troy wrongful death lawyer will treat you as family. We will build a detail-laden case that illustrates the full extent of your damages. We will then demand fair compensation from those liable for your loved one’s passing.

We Handle Many Wrongful Death Case Types in Troy

Wrongful deaths can happen in virtually any circumstance. Our attorneys have a wide breadth of training and experience that allows us to represent many victims of wrongful deaths, including those affected by:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Environmental contamination (including lead poisoning)
  • Boat accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Premises liability events (including but not limited to slip and fall and trip and fall accidents)

If you lost a loved one in circumstances not listed here, we encourage you to call Christensen Law. We may handle your case type, as we strive to serve everyone affected by a wrongful death.

The Immense Cost of a Wrongful Death Accident

Whether a person loses a loved one in Troy or elsewhere, they face severe, long-lasting consequences of their loss. For example, the National Safety Council (NSC) explains that the average economic cost of a fatal auto accident is $1.778 million. This kind of figure does not account for pain and suffering, which is always a significant type of harm in wrongful death cases.

Your damages will be both economic and non-economic in nature, and may include:

Loss of Consortium

Our team will account for the non-economic value you lost when your loved one passed away. Loss of consortium may include the loss of a spouse’s companionship and certain other non-economic damages.

In addition to the emotional loss of a loved one, you are now missing out on a valuable member of your household who may have helped with many tasks and services in the home. Your attorney will learn who your loved one was and how they helped their household. We will use legally accepted calculation methods to determine the cost of their lost services.

Lost Financial Support

Your loved one may have provided multiple forms of financial support, including:

  • Their income
  • Benefits provided through their employer
  • Their household contributions

We will obtain employment records and any other documentation proving your financial losses from the wrongful death.

Funeral and Burial Expenses

We will demand compensation covering the cost of your loved one’s funeral and burial. These expenses can be significant, and your loved one deserves a proper ceremony.

Property Costs Associated with the Wrongful Death

The circumstances that led to your loved one’s death may leave you with property-related expenses. For instance, if your loved one passed because of a fatal car accident, you may face the cost of repairing or replacing the vehicle.

Pain and Suffering and Emotional Distress

Your loved one may have been injured in their accident, only to later pass away from their injuries. We can help you seek a settlement to help account for what your loved one went through before their passing. This can include:

  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Lost quality of life
  • Lost sleep
  • Substance abuse issues

We may also be able to pursue damages for emotional harm for surviving family members where applicable.

Mental Health Treatment Costs

Your Troy personal injury lawyer will calculate the cost of any counseling, medications, or other treatment you need because you’ve lost a loved one. Please call 248-900-9000 for a consultation now.

Our Lawyers Will Handle Every Step of Your Wrongful Death Case in Troy

Your grieving process warrants your attention. We will take your wrongful death case off your hands so you can focus on your health. The Christensen Law team will:

Detail the Harm You Have Suffered

Your Troy wrongful death lawyer will secure any documentation proving your damages, which may include:

  • Your testimony about pain and suffering and other damages
  • A mental health expert’s testimony about your grief and other types of pain and suffering
  • Income statements detailing your loved one’s financial contributions
  • Invoices for your loved one’s funeral and burial (or cremation)
  • Any other documentation detailing your economic or non-economic damages

We will obtain as much documentation as possible, as this is a key feature of a successful case.

Secure Evidence of Liable Parties’ Negligence

We will need to prove that someone’s negligence caused your loved one’s passing. We will obtain witness testimony, video evidence, expert testimony, and any other evidence that is relevant to your case.

Calculate the Cost of Your Loved One’s Passing

Our firm will calculate the exact sum you deserve. A wrongful death leaves long-lasting wounds and can impose significant financial stress on victims. Our settlement demands will reflect the exact nature and full extent of your damages.

Negotiate a Settlement with Liable Parties

Rely on the Christensen Law team to negotiate a settlement on your behalf. We will identify liable parties and:

  • Present evidence of those parties’ negligence
  • Show proof of damages you’ve suffered because of the wrongful death
  • Explain how we calculated our settlement demands
  • Make the verbal case for why you deserve the compensation we are seeking

Our extensive history negotiating with insurance companies and civil defense attorneys may directly benefit your case. We are never intimidated or caught off guard during settlement negotiations because we know what negotiations entail.

Complete Your Case in Court, if Necessary

We will update you as liable parties offer settlements. There is a chance that:

  • Liable parties take no financial responsibility for your loved one’s wrongful death (and don’t offer you any compensation)
  • Liable parties blame your loved one for causing their own death
  • Liable parties offer one or more lowball settlements that don’t cover the cost of your damages

The attorneys at Christensen Law are fighters, especially when we are seeking justice for a wrongful death. Trust a Troy wrongful death lawyer from our team to fight for the financial recovery you deserve.

Call Christensen Law Today About Hiring a Troy Wrongful Death Lawyer

Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 600.5805 generally requires us to file wrongful death cases within a three-year window. Do not risk missing this deadline, as you may be ineligible to file a wrongful death case if you do.

Call Christensen Law today at 248-900-9000 for a free consultation about hiring your Troy wrongful death lawyer.