Losing a loved one is a devastating experience. This is especially so if it is sudden due to an accident. If a person dies because of another party’s negligence, you might have a claim for wrongful death. When these accidents happen, loved ones usually wish to seek justice by pursuing legal action. In doing so, they may be eligible to recover compensation for any damages due to the incident. If you lost a loved one due to negligence, do not hesitate to retain the services of an experienced Maryland wrongful death attorney during this difficult time.
What is Wrongful Death?
There are many ways that a wrongful death can happen. It is usually the result of negligence, carelessness, or behavioral misconduct. This can be seen in various types of accidents such as automobile accidents, premises liability accidents, product liability accidents, medical malpractice, and more. As a result of the death, loved ones who are already going through a traumatic time can be left to deal with the expenses relating to this death. It is because of this that it is important to fight for compensation for these damages.
What are the Types of Wrongful Death Cases?
Lawsuits for wrongful death tend to be seen in the event of the following situations:
- Defective products: If a product causes death due to a malfunction, an unsafe design, or it did not have a proper warning label.
- Automobile accidents: If a death happens due to negligent driving. This can be a result of distracted or dangerous driving.
- Medical negligence: If a patient dies as a result of a health care professional’s failure to provide the lawful standard of care during treatment.
Can I Recover Compensation?
In a wrongful death case, the loved ones of the victim can face significant financial hardship as a result. In a family, dependents of the deceased may struggle with the loss of income. In addition to this, a person’s death often comes with a variety of additional expenses. This can become extremely overwhelming, which is why compensation can be recovered. It is important to know that Maryland only allows spouses, parents, or children of the deceased to bring a wrongful death claim. If successful in their case, they may be able to receive compensation for the following:
- Expenses for medical bills, funeral costs, and other financial burdens
- Loss of income
- Loss of relationship and companionship
- Loss of parental guidance and support for children
Contact our Firm
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Howard County and Anne Arundel County, Maryland who have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Let our firm explore all possible methods of recovering the compensation you are entitled to. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.