Drowning Accident Attorneys Serving Michigan
A law firm you can trust to help your family through this challenging time
A death by drowning is a devastating tragedy – and often a preventable one. Whether your loved one drowned in a swimming pool or in the Great Lakes, if someone was responsible for his or her safety, then your family has a right to pursue justice. The drowning accident lawyers at Fraser & Souweidane, P.C. stand up for families.
Liability in drowning cases
In too many cases, drowning accidents happen for preventable causes. Some individuals and businesses that might be responsible include:
- Owner of a swimming pool
- Boat or watercraft operator
- Individual or company responsible for supervision
- Manufacturer of flotation devices or other safety equipment
The last thing you need to worry about while you’re mourning a loved one is complex legal paperwork. Our attorneys will put in the time and effort to uncover the truth about what happened to your loved one while you focus on grieving and moving forward.
Understanding wrongful death claims in Michigan
Michigan law provides recourse for families that have lost a loved one due to negligence or reckless behavior. The statute provides for compensation for medical and burial expenses, lost wages and income, pain and suffering, property damage, and intangible losses such as loss of care and companionship. The deceased person’s estate has up to three years to file a wrongful death claim.
It may seem strange to ask for financial compensation for a drowning death, but we’ve found that taking legal action can be an important step forward for many families. The money recovered can help family members rebuild their lives, especially if the person who died was a significant financial contributor to the family. Moreover, holding the negligent party responsible gives a degree of closure – and sends a strong message that may help to protect other families from similar suffering in the future.
If you have lost a loved one in a drowning incident, we would be honored to meet with your family and hear your story. Our consultation is absolutely free, fully confidential, and there is no obligation. Contact us today to speak with an experienced drowning accident attorney.