Wrongful Death

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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.

Product Defects

Product Defects

When a consumer purchases a product, it is done with the reasonable expectation that the product is safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If you or a family member was injured while using a product, we encourage you to contact our firm to discuss the situation.

If you have suffered a product defect injury, the lawyers at Fratus Brady, LLC, will work quickly to notify the manufacturer, preserve the evidence and contact the right experts to assist in the investigation and documentation of your injuries. There is a certain set of experiences and skills needed in order to establish that a product was defective. Not every product is defective simply because it caused an injury.

Injuries caused by product defects can typically be traced to one of three areas:

    • Design defects: Most products go through a detailed design phase, where most errors, defects and potential hazards are corrected. Unfortunately, not all of the errors are caught before the product begins its manufacturing phase.
    • Manufacturing defects: Often, products will go through an intricate, multi-stage manufacturing process that varies greatly from product to product — the more complex the item, the more complex the process. It is not uncommon for products to move through with production errors or defects. Many times screws, staples or nails are left exposed and rough or sharp edges are not fixed before being packaged and shipped.

Product Defects

  • Documentation and packaging errors: Many times, product specifications are changed and the instructions or manual is not changed to reflect these alterations. Also, faulty or hazardous packaging can cause an injury as the consumer attempts to open the product.

Ultimately, it is not easy to prove that a product was defective and that a defect caused an injury. Our firm has developed a network of experts who can examine the product and compare its defects to your injuries. These relationships were largely built during our time handling product liability defense cases for manufacturers. This knowledge and experience puts us in a unique position to see your case objectively from both sides, and to develop a strategy for successfully resolving your case that is efficient and effective and that takes into account the strategy used by manufacturers to defend against defect claims.

Business Litigation

Business Litigation

Litigation can be very expensive for a business owner. Our goal at Fratus Brady is to solve your business issue as effectively and efficiently as possible by minimizing the time our client must spend away from his or her business and resolving the issue without the need for litigation. We appreciate, however, that there will be times when litigation is necessary and we will be ready. Our firm has extensive litigation experience in a wide variety of issues confronting both small businesses and Fortune 500 corporations.

The Annapolis business litigation attorneys at Fratus Brady, LLC, strive to provide quality counsel to our clients. We work to educate business owners on strategies to resolve disputes without going to trial or ways to avoid future disputes altogether by acting proactively in the present.

Typically, our business litigation cases center on some sort of contract dispute. These types of disputes can cover a wide array of issues, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Construction litigation
  • Mechanics liens
  • Non compete agreements
  • Non solicitation agreements

While this list reflects the most common types of business litigation we handle, we encourage you to contact our firm with questions relating to other areas. If our firm cannot directly help you, we will be happy to provide a list of trusted referrals.