In the State of Michigan injuries resulting in death are governed by the Michigan Wrongful Death Act, MCL 600.2922 et. seq., which states in pertinent part:
“(1) Whenever the death of a person, injuries resulting in death, or death as described in section 2922a shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect, or fault of another, and the act, neglect, or fault is such as would, if death had not ensued, have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages, the person who or the corporation that would have been liable, if death had not ensued, shall be liable to an action for damages…”
The Michigan Wrongful Death Act can be complicated. A knowledgeable attorney should be consulted to pursue such claims.
Please feel free to call Attorney Larry Day for a free consultation.
Lawrence J. Day
Attorney At Law
1594 Kings Carriage
Grand Blanc, Michigan 48439
Direct Phone Line: (810) 603-3400