The state of Michigan has agreed to pay $7.7 million in settlement money over a police chase that killed an innocent bystander. The state Senate voted on Oct. 1 -- with a 30-5 vote -- to amend the state budget to account for $6.7 million in additional lawsuit spending, in order to pay for the settlement. Prior to the amendments the state budget had only allotted $1 million to spend on lawsuits.
Any loss of a loved one is a difficult reality with which to cope. In cases where a loved one's death results from the negligent actions of another person, surviving family members are likely to not only experience extreme grief and sadness, but also have many questions that demand answers.