Wrongful death can be one of the most horrific and wounding events in a person’s life. Grief does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, nationality or any other identifying characteristic. Sadly, we are all vulnerable to calamities, though some can certainly be avoided. Wrongful deaths are one of those personal injury incidents that can be avoided through appropriate care by medical professionals or roads safe from drunk drivers, or commercial property owners who honor their responsibility to their employees and customers. If there is something a personal injury attorney understands is the anguish and desperation you are likely experiencing as a consequence of such an inexplicable and profound loss. In fact, many of the attorneys who go into this particular field can relate to your circumstances on a personal level, after all they have chosen to advocate for the same people who are now in what once was their position. 

The Aftermath of Wrongful Death 

Given that for many of us the moments we treasure the most revolve around the things and the people we love, it is incredibly difficult and nearly impossible to recover after the death of a relative or friend. Per Counseling Today, “not every sudden or catastrophic loss results in traumatic grief. Some people experience uncomplicated bereavement. But others may show signs of both trauma and grief. They might avoid talking about the person they lost altogether, or they might become fixated on the way their loved one died. Because of the trauma embedded within the grief, it can be challenging to differentiate between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), grief and traumatic grief. PTSD is about fear, and grief is about loss. Traumatic grief will have both, and it includes a sense of powerlessness” explains Glenda Dickinson, a licensed clinical professional counselor in private practice in Maryland.

Michigan Law & Wrongful Death  

According to the Michigan Legislature, “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, notwithstanding the death of the person injured or death as described in section 2922a, and although the death was caused under circumstances that constitute a felony.” 

If you have recently lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else, we encourage you to reach out to a personal injury attorney in Traverse City, Michigan at the Neumann Law Group at (231) 221-0050. 

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