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Wrongful Death

Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wrongful Death Lawyers

The death of a family member in a fatal accident is a devastating event for the survivors. Emotions can range from anger at the responsible party to financial worries, to a heartfelt wish to save other families from experiencing the same kind of grief.

The lawyers at McDonald Pierangeli Macfarlane in Grand Rapids understand wrongful death cases. We represent the surviving family members as well as the insurance companies that pay these claims. Our lawyers understand how insurance companies investigate and value wrongful death claims, and this knowledge helps us protect the rights and interests of survivors.

Our attorneys handle all types of wrongful death claims, including:

  • Fatal car accidents
  • Fatal accidents involving heavy trucks
  • Death caused by nursing home negligence
  • Fatal accidents in the workplace
  • Construction accidents resulting in death
  • Fatal boating, ATV and recreational vehicle accidents

Compensation for family members in wrongful death cases may include expenses not covered by insurance such as funeral expenses, lost wages, loss of support, and loss of society and companionship.

In addition to immediate family members such as spouses, parents and children, grandparents and other relatives may have a right to compensation under Michigan law.

Our lawyers represent accident victims on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no fee unless you collect (costs excluded but may be advanced until the completion of your case). Please contact us for a free initial consultation.

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To discuss your wrongful death case with a lawyer at McDonald Pierangeli Macfarlane, call 616-426-9609 or fill out the contact form on this site. From our office in Grand Rapids, we represent clients throughout Michigan.