Losing a loved one is an emotionally devastating event. That devastation can become financially crippling if you have lost a wage earner in the family. Our Annapolis wrongful death attorneys will guide you through this troubling time while working to ensure your future financial stability.
The attorneys at the personal injury law firm, have more than 30 combined years of experience navigating clients through difficult times in their lives. We strive to take as much of the concern and worry off your shoulders as possible, giving you the opportunity to opportunity to focus your energy and attention on the many difficult issues and responsibilities that follow a sudden loss. We will investigate the accident to accurately determine liability and we will work tirelessly to ensure that the family of the deceased is treated fairly and in a way that allows them to move forward with their lives and confident that they have been fairly and adequately compensated for the enormous loss suffered.
Wrongful death cases are treated uniquely under Maryland law in several ways, including:
- The deceased must not have contributed to his or her own death in any way.
- There are limitations on jury awards, which lead to a cap on compensation.
- There are specifically defined beneficiaries, and only certain classes of people — immediate family, spouses, etc. — are entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim.
If you have recently lost a loved one in an accident caused by the negligence of another individual, contact our firm immediately. Our lawyers will investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident to help you determine if a wrongful death case should be pursued.