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Monroe Co., MI (January 30, 2024) – A fatal accident reported in Monroe County claimed one person’s life early Monday morning, January 29. At around 2:00 a.m., police and firefighters were called to the scene of a crash that occurred in French Township.

According to reports provided by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, a 68-year-old man was driving a 2019 Freightliner tractor-trailer south on North Monroe Street in the right lane during the early morning hours. For unknown reasons, the truck struck a 33-year-old man on the road near Santure Road. The pedestrian was then struck a second time by a 2003 Ford Mustang. The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and died while still at the scene. At this time, the incident is being investigated by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.

We offer our condolences to the family of the victim killed in this crash.

Fatal Auto Accidents in Michigan

Monroe Co., MI – N Monroe St Crash at Santure Rd Claimed One LifeMost people understand that driving is hazardous, but when drivers take unnecessary risks, the chances of a serious or even fatal car accident are only exacerbated and magnified. If you've lost a loved one because of a negligent or dangerous motorist, you're likely understandably upset and devastated.

The loss of a loved one cannot be compensated for, but the financial stability that comes from receiving a settlement may help you move forward. Certain surviving relatives in Michigan may file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek damages. A member of the family must be designated as the claim's representative. Our state's laws allow the following members of the deceased's family to sue for wrongful death:

  • Family of the decedent, such as a spouse and children
  • Grandparents and parents of the deceased
  • The deceased's siblings
  • Those who are named in the deceased's will (such as aunts, uncles, or cousins) or who are legally entitled to inherit from the estate may submit a wrongful death claim even if none of the above relatives are still alive at the time of the death.

The negligent driver who caused your family member's death or serious injuries in a car incident in Detroit should pay for their actions. Moreover, the vast majority of wrongful death lawsuits are filed by bereaved families with nothing to "gain" by doing so. In fact, they only seek recompense for the monetary hardship the terrible loss of their loved one has caused.

You have the right to hold the motorist responsible for your family member's death if that driver's negligence was a contributing factor. Depending on the specifics of your case, a wrongful death claim may entitle you to compensation for the following:

  • The financial and emotional impact of losing your loved one, including but not limited to pain and suffering
  • The costs of your loved one's funeral and burial
  • Experiencing the loss of your family member's love, support, and direction (also known as loss of consortium)
  • Medical care and healthcare expenses

After suffering injuries or losing a loved one in an accident, it's normal to feel fearful and unsure of what to do next. If you're struggling financially, you won't want to add any more stress by doing it alone, but Christopher Trainor & Associates is here to assist. Contact our wrongful death attorneys at 248-886-8650 if you've lost a loved one in an accident in Michigan.

Note: Our firm utilized outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts regarding this accident. If you find information that is incorrect, contact Christopher Trainor & Associates immediately so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available about the accident. This post can be removed upon request.  

Disclaimer: The information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. This post is not a solicitation for business. 

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