What to Know About Wrongful Death Claims in Maryland

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If you lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim. Reach out to our firm today to speak with one of our dedicated Maryland personal injury attorneys. Our legal team is here for you, all you have to do is give us a call.

What is a wrongful death claim in Maryland?

In the event that a person has lost their spouse or a loved one in an accident such as a car crash, collision, accident on the job, or medical malpractice, he or she may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages for the tremendous loss.

Who is qualified to bring a wrongful death claim?

If someone has lost a loved one as a result of another’s negligence, he or she will likely want to bring a wrongful death claim to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. However, it is important to understand that not just anyone has the right to bring a wrongful death claim in Maryland. If you are the parent, spouse, or child of the decedent, you are entitled to bring a wrongful death claim on their behalf. In the event that the decedent passes away without parents, a spouse, or a child, then anyone who is related by blood or marriage to the victim and was strongly dependent on them may bring a wrongful death claim.

How can I recover compensation for a wrongful death claim in Maryland?

It is quite evident that there is no other legal matter that can be as emotional and stressful as a wrongful death claim. Our firm recognizes this and as a result, we want to provide you with the legal support you deserve in this difficult time. The key factor in a wrongful death claim is the ability to prove that your loved one lost his or her life as a direct result of another party’s negligence. If this is the case, our firm will be able to recover the compensation you need to recover both economically and non-economically as a result of this horrific tragedy. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today. We are dedicated to helping our clients through this sad time.

The economic damages that an individual may receive as a result of the death can include the financial cost of the death, including funeral expenses, the medical care your loved one received before passing on, and lost wages. It is also recognized that wrongful death also carries extreme emotional loss, which is why our firm can also pursue legal action for non-economic damages, which will include pain and suffering, loss of guidance, loss of companionship, emotional distress, and more.

Do not wait to reach out to our firm today. We are here for you.

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At McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, L.L.P., our legal team has a strong focus on litigation that seeks just and fair compensation for victims of another party’s negligence. If you need a Prince George’s County personal injury lawyer that handles cases in Maryland, Washington D.C., or Virginia, our firm has the resources and knowledge needed to take a case as far as necessary, including to the U.S. Supreme Court. If you suffered an injury or loss because of another person’s negligence, contact us today.

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