The unexpected loss of a loved one can be devastating for the entire family. When the negligence of another party caused the individual to pass, the surviving family may be devastated and unsure of where to turn. During such a difficult time, it is important to retain the services of an experienced wrongful death attorney that can compassionately and effectively guide the next of kin through the process of a lawsuit. Maryland allows spouses, children, or other significant relatives to pursue wrongful death claims. It is important that legal action is taken within 3 years from the date of the death. It is also important to note that if the individual passed due to an occupational disease, the next of kin can bring a claim within 10 years of the date of death or within 3 years from the establishment of the cause of death.
Some of the damages that a surviving family may be able to recover in a wrongful death claim include the following:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to the death, if any
- Funeral expenses
- The pain and suffering of the deceased party
- The emotional suffering and loss of the surviving family
- The individual’s future lost wages that the family relied on
- The loss of the relationship of a spouse, parent, or child
If your loved one was the victim of wrongful death in Maryland, contact our firm today. Our firm is prepared to guide you through this emotional time with compassion and strong legal representation to help obtain some closure.
Timian & Fawcett, LLC is proud to serve clients throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. when they need strong legal representation after being injured in an accident. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.