What percentage of wrongful death cases settle before trial?

According to statistics, 95% of law suits settle without a trial.  Prior trial, there are a number of opportunities to resolve a wrongful death case. Typically, the parties have mediation or case evaluation in which other lawyers give their option on liability and damages.

What are the odds of winning a wrongful death suit?

The odds of winning a wrongful death suit are very good.  Krupp Law Offices will only pursue case which have a high probability of winning.  We only get paid if you win.  We have a no fee guarantee.  If we don’t get you a settlement, you owe nothing.

How do you win a wrongful death lawsuit?

A wrongful death lawsuit has two parts.  First, you must prove the underlying case which is typically negligence (for example a car accident).  Any lawsuit that the deceased person could file can be filed by the estate.  The last part requires that you establish the person died as a result of the negligence.  You can recover lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Can siblings sue for wrongful death?

Yes, a sibling can sue for wrongful death.  It is very common to have a sibling be the personal representative of the deceased person.  The personal representative starts the wrongful death suit for the estate.

What is considered wrongful death malpractice?

Wrongful death malpractice has two components.  First, you have a medical malpractice case.  This requires that the doctor, hospital, or other medical professional was negligent and the negligence resulted in injury.  With a wrongful death malpractice claim, the medical malpractice caused death of a person.  That is the damages.

How long does a wrongful death lawsuit take?

A wrongful death lawsuit takes about the same time as any other personal injury lawsuit.  There is some additional time at the beginning and at the end.  Specifically, an estate needs to be opened in probate court before the lawsuit begins.  That typically takes a week or two of time.  At the end of the lawsuit, the probate court will have a hearing to approve the settlement.  This usually adds an additional 30 days.  As a result, it does add time on to the case, but not a significant amount of time.

How do I get stated with a wrongful death case?

Getting your wrongful death case started is easy.  Just call Krupp Law Offices PC.  You will be immediately connected to a wrongful death lawyer at Krupp Law Offices.  During that phone consultation, we will review your case and give you a brief analysis of the situation free of charge.  We will answer all your questions.  If you want to move forward with the case, we will set-up an appointment and review everything with you.  You can bring anyone that you want to the meeting to answer everyone’s questions.  We will review you case and review the law with you and provide a full analysis of the situation.  We will also review attorney fees and costs with you.  There is no obligation.  If you decided that you want to pursue the claim, we will provide you with a written fee agreement explain how we are paid from the proceeds to the lawsuit.  You only pay when your case is settled.  There is no fee if you do not receive a settlement.  It is just that easy.

How much are attorney fees and costs in a wrongful death case?

Wrongful death cases, like other personal injury cases, are handled on a contingency bases.  Krupp Law Offices PC requires no money down and a no fee guarantee.  You owe nothing if we are not successful.  Our office is paid 1/3 of the net amount of recovery.  We provide a written fee agreement to ensure complete understanding of fees and costs.  All litigation costs are advanced by the law firm.  To ensure the best result in you case, your office also teams with other lawyers at no additional cost to you.

Who pays attorney fees in a wrongful death case?

Ultimately the attorney is paid by the estate of the person who died.  Krupp Law Offices PC charges nothing to review and provide a full analysis of the case.  We will do this with a phone call and do not require an in person appointment.  If you want to move forward, then we will set-up a meeting with you and interested relatives to discuss the process in detail.  We will full answer all questions and provide a written fee agreement.  You pay nothing until your cases is settled.  You pay us nothing unless we get you a settlement.

What is the Michigan Wrongful Death Statute?

MCL 600.2922 is Michigan’s wrongful death statute. MCL 600.2922 states:  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.  READ WRONGFUL DEATH STATUTE