Wrongful Death

Michigan Wrongful Death Attorneys

Auto Accidents • Premises Liability • Construction Accidents

The grief of losing a loved one is compounded when the death occurred because of someone’s negligent behavior. A distracted or drunk driver, a person's careless act, or dangerous premises all might be the basis for a wrongful death claim.

If you believe a family member’s death in Michigan stemmed from the negligence of others, e-mail Ferris & Salter, P.C., for a free case evaluation or call toll-free at (734) 677-2020. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have obtained significant settlements and verdicts in wrongful death cases, representing families in Ann Arbor, greater Detroit, and statewide.

Wrongful Death Claims in Michigan

Don Ferris and Heidi Salter-Ferris have taken more than 250 cases to trial, including many wrongful death actions. Our firm has secured damages from a wide range of defendants:

Aggressive Pursuit of Compensation

These cases involve technical medical issues and complex insurance litigation. Ferris & Salter, P.C., has the technical knowledge and trial skills to secure maximum compensation. We negotiate firmly with insurance companies, and are always willing to take the case to a jury if necessary.

A wrongful death suit must be brought by the personal representative (executor) of the family member’s estate. Certain heirs in the will or under the probate statute may recover for their loss. A wrongful death claim can include:

  • Economic damages — medical and funeral expenses, lost income potential
  • Non-economic damages — loss of companionship, loss of support, pain and suffering of the deceased prior to death.

Contact our Ann Arbor law practice today to arrange a free consultation and claim evaluation. No attorneys fees unless we recover compensation.

Meet Our Team

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Ms. Salter-Ferris graduated from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois in 1983 and has limited her practice to serious injury law ever since. She began her legal career at a prestigious Chicago law firm before relocating to Ann Arbor in 1988.… Read More

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Mr. Ferris is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Notre Dame, graduating with highest honors in 1973. He received his law school degree from the University of Michigan in 1976. After working as a Washtenaw County senior assistant public de… Read More