If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Reach out to our experienced Prince George’s County wrongful death attorneys to learn more.
What are wrongful death claims in Maryland?
A wrongful death claim may arise in the event that someone dies because of another person’s negligence, carelessness, or behavioral misconduct. These deaths can occur as a result of many different things. This can include an automobile accident, product malfunction, medical malpractice, unsafe premises, etc. If this occurs, most of the time, families are left to manage the outcome of such a tragic event. In addition to dealing with a loss of life, they also can face the loss of an income.
What are the most common types of wrongful death claims?
There are a number of different ways in which a wrongful death could occur. Lawsuits are usually pursued in the following cases:
- Defective products: If a product is defective, has a poor design, or lacks warnings it may cause harm and even death to consumers.
- Automobile accidents: This refers to an accident and death occurring because of the negligence of another driver.
- Medical negligence: If a patient passes away because a health care professional fails to supply them with the standard of care that is required of them.
Can I recover compensation?
Pursuing a wrongful death case can leave a family with significant financial burdens. This is because there may be many expenses that can be taken care of. As a result, this can often become overwhelming, and so loved ones are able to seek compensation. This can be a complicated process, which is why it is necessary to contact an experienced attorney for assistance while seeking reparations for wrongful death. In Maryland, compensation may be pursued for the following:
- Medical expenses before death
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages for the deceased’s future earnings
- Anxiety and emotional distress
- The value of the services the deceased provided to the family
- The loss of guidance a parent provided a child
- The loss of support from a deceased spouse, parent, or child
Keep in mind that there is a statute of limitations for wrongful death claims in Maryland. A statute of limitations permits a specific amount of time to pursue legal action for wrongful deaths. Those who file a claim are usually a surviving spouse or domestic partner. In other cases times, a claim may be filed by children, parents, or siblings. The statute of limitations to file a claim in Maryland is three years from the date of the individual’s death. Reach out to our firm today to obtain the assistance you need during this time.
Contact our experienced Maryland firm
If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.