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Wrongful Death Statute

Let's examine the wrongful death statute. Following the resolution of a wrongful death case, the court must determine to whom to distribute the proceeds. After the payment of attorney fees, costs, and liens on the monies, the court will distribute the monies among the available wrongful death claimants. Most of the time, the personal representative, [...]


Most Plaintiff attorneys fail to provide notice to the potential wrongful death claimants following the filing of the lawsuit. Michigan’s Wrongful Death Act (MCL §600.2922) states that “within 30 days after the commencement of an action, the personal representative shall serve a copy of the complaint and notice as prescribed … upon the person or [...]

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