Attorney Robert H. Roether has been practicing law for 47 years, and spent most of that time helping deserving clients with personal injury claims. He understands the toll it takes on an individual and a family when there is an accident, and how much worse that becomes when an accident results in the loss of a loved one.
Because he truly cares about every victim, he does his own work instead of handing off the responsibility to assistants. He wants to maximize the recovery for each victim, because he knows that no amount of money can make up for the injuries and losses suffered because of someone else’s negligence.
Who can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In Michigan, a Wrongful Death Lawsuit can be brought by a spouse, parent, child, sibling or grandchild, or grandparent. Bob Roether can advise you whether you have legal standing, or the right to bring a lawsuit.
What Kind of Damages can you Recover?
You may be able to recover both economic and non-economic kinds of damages. When a loved one is taken from you unfairly, you may have lost not just financial help but many nonmonetary benefits.
Among the economic damages you can ask for are wages your loved one would have earned, other work benefits like health insurance and a retirement plan, and funeral expenses. Non-economic damages include the loss of companionship and support of your loved one, or in the case of a spouse, loss of consortium. Attorney Robert H. Roether will talk to you about your losses and help you decide how you want to proceed.
Should I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
There is a time limit on how quickly a Wrongful Death Lawsuit must be filed, so it is important to talk to an attorney for advice as soon as possible. Failure to act within time limits can cause you to lose your rights. The actual suit is brought in the name of the personal representative of the deceased’s estate.
If you are dealing with a traumatic loss which came about because of the negligence of someone else, call Robert H. Roether today. He helps people in and around Livingston and Wayne Counties. He will do everything possible to get you the justice you deserve.