Wrongful Death

When mourning the loss of a loved one, a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind. We respect you and want to protect you. Family members may have standing to hold those responsible for a wrongful death. Let us help.

A wrongful death claim is based on the underlying personal injury. To prevail, you must prove all elements of the personal injury and that your family member died as a result of the accident. To that end, MLG is uniquely positioned to pursue justice leveraging our automotive expertise, 26 years litigation experience and capital capacity to bring trials against wealthy corporations. Damages are usually extensive and may include:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Hospital and medical bills related to your loved one’s injuries
  • Lost wages resulting from the accident
  • Lost future earnings of your loved one
  • Loss of your future inheritance
  • Healthcare, pensions and other benefits your loved one would have provided to you
  • Loss of love, affection, companionship, friendship, guidance, training and advice
  • Loss of services, including childcare, accounting, security, cooking and cleaning

Although we know that you can never be truly compensated for your devastating loss, our goal is to recover compensation and hopefully prevent this tragedy from happening to someone else. You and your family has likely been irrevocally changed by the loss of a loved one; let MLG handle all the legal aspects of your wrongful death compensation so you can support and protect them.

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Great Loss & Gross Lies

In early 2014, MLG was investigating a fraud General Motors had been committing on the public relating to defective ignition switches in their vehicles. In working to expose the coverup, MLG discovered that GM had known of the defect for 13 years but failed to issue a recall, which led to the deaths of hundreds of innocent consumers. One of those tragic deaths was that of Benjamin Hair.

Benjamin’s parents, Gordon and Brenda Hair, having been repeatedly lied to by GM and told that there were no known defects, had lost all hope for discovering the truth about their son’s death. Heartbroken by the loss of her only child, and unable to get answers from GM, Brenda Hair suffered a paralyzing stroke, adding to the devastation the family had to endure.

Final Outcome

Ridden with despair, the Hairs hired MLG to take on GM. After GM once again denied any wrongdoing, the truth came out during the litigation process that GM had known of this deadly defect for years and that it had been the subject of a company-wide coverup. MLG was able to get the Hair family full justice, restoring a sense of corporate responsibility in America.

Ever Since

“Since that time, I have made it my mission in life to stand up for families who are not able to fight for themselves and to hold automakers responsible for the products they sell. Through this, we have changed policies, forced the recall of defective vehicles and helped deliver justice to those in need.”

– Jonathan Michaels

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