At Reed Law, we have unfortunately seen too many loved ones lost due to the negligence of drivers on the road. With the increase in cell phone use, distracted driving is causing more and more accidents every year. Reed law is committed to increasing awareness regarding the impact of distracted driving in attempt to make our communities safer. However, if your family member has been tragically killed due to distracted driving Reed is committed to representing your families interests.
Reed Law is a small firm and chooses to stay that way in order to focus its attention on serving clients on a personal level. We are not concerned with a high volume case load or flashy commercials. We are dedicated to serving the community locally and helping those families who are in need of help.
Handled Right From the Start
When you retain the services of Reed Law PLC, Reed Law handles your case properly from start to finish, understanding that communication is important. Any time you have an automobile accident that causes a death, it needs to be handled immediately. Reed Law starts its investigations immediately, obtains photos and other necessary evidence, retains accident reconstruction experts and hires private investigators if necessary. The longer a family procrastinates or an attorney waits for the discovery process to get started on a case, the more likely maximum recovery will not be obtained.
In Michigan wrongful death cases where there is an automobile accident, one of the main considerations is always the availability of insurance proceeds to compensate the family for their loss. The distribution of proceeds is governed by the Michigan Wrongful Death Statute and is typically decided by a Probate Court judge. However, it is very important to determine the amount and extent of insurance coverage very quickly. There can be short time periods set by insurance companies that are looking for any reason to deny coverage for a catastrophic event. This can also include making claims against your own insurance company if you have coverage such as underinsured motorist and uninsured motorist coverage.
Some states require this coverage, but in Michigan there is no requirement that individuals purchase this coverage. However, we would argue that an insurance agent, especially one who has represented your family’s interests for may years, at least offer this type of coverage and explain its significance. If they failed to do this, you may have a claim against your insurance agent for proceeds.
Whenever an automobile accident causes a death on the roadways, Michigan wrongful death attorneys will look at the roadway safety and whether or not there may have been negligence on the part of the governmental agencies charged with their safety. These entities may have governmental immunity, therefore it is very important to hire experienced counsel that can pierce through this immunity and hold governments accountable for their actions.
The At-Fault Driver
Unique to cases involving a wrongful death caused by an automobile is that it is imperative to know everything possible about the at-fault driver. This requires the experience of an attorney that has interviewed many at-fault drivers, has the tools to properly investigate their background and financials, as well as their statement to witnesses, family members and phone calls and texts that may be able to be used to help prove that they were negligent when they caused the death of your family member.
If you have a family member that has been killed due to the negligence of an at-fault driver, Reed Law will by your side every step of the way.