Fatal Auto Accidents

Pursuing Justice After a Fatal Auto Accident

The sudden loss of a loved one in an auto accident is devastating enough without also having to contend with difficult insurance companies. Yet, while it may be tempting to accept a quick insurance settlement and move on, you deserve more. There is no financial recovery that will bring your loved one back, but a fair settlement may give you financial peace of mind so that you can focus on your family and healing during this difficult time.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal auto accident in Detroit, Traverse City or elsewhere in Michigan, talk to the attorneys at the Adler Firm, PLLC. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to get results.

We have handled serious and fatal injury cases since the 1980s. We know what insurance companies, judges and juries need to see to give you the benefits you deserve. Call us now at +1-888-873-7173 for a free consultation to discuss your case.

Who May Pursue a Wrongful Death Claim?

Fatal motor vehicle accidents can happen anywhere — from intersection accidents at the busiest intersection in Traverse City (Twelve Mile Rd. and Orchard Lake Rd.) to high-speed freeway accidents on interstates 96 and 94.

No matter where the auto collision occurred and what the cause — drunk driving, icy roads, distracted driving, speeding, an auto defect — if a person or a company acted negligently, you have the right to bring negligence and wrongful death claims to recover compensation for your loved one’s death.

In Michigan, the surviving family members (spouse, children, parents, siblings or grandparents) of an individual killed in a car accident can recover compensation for damages such as:

  • The pain and suffering experienced by the deceased
  • Medical, funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of income/financial support, including future income
  • Loss of companionship/services/affection

In order to bring a wrongful death lawsuit, you must appoint a personal representative for the deceased’s estate and be able to show that negligence caused your loved one’s death.

Contact Us After a Fatal Auto Crash

At the Adler Firm, PLLC, we are not just caring, competent attorneys. We are lawyers who know Detroit and the surrounding areas as well as Traverse City. We know Michigan law. We know the insurance companies in the area and how they approach these claims. We care about our clients, and we get results.

Do not hesitate to call our law firm toll free at or send us an email. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will not owe us any attorney fees unless and until we obtain compensation for you through a settlement or verdict.