When your family loses a loved one because of the negligent actions of another person or entity, that negligence could entitle you to financial compensation. With guidance from our wrongful death team, you can build a supportive case file, prove the at-fault party’s financial responsibility, and define the monetary value of your damages.
The loss of a family member can mean you could recover the loss of their financial contributions to your family. It can also mean you could recover damages for the loss of their companionship and counsel as well as their pain and suffering and your own. A wrongful death attorney in Aberdeen, MD, from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can show you how to recoup these costs during a free consultation today.
We Can Help You Build a Comprehensive Case
The at-fault party in your loved one’s demise is culpable if you can prove they owed your loved one a duty of care and failed to provide it. Our team’s familiarity with Maryland’s wrongful death laws means we can help you establish the proof your case needs. On your behalf, we will also:
- Investigate the cause of your loved one’s death
- Obtain, organize, and present evidence supporting the case
- Prove that the at-fault party bears financial liability
- Define the comprehensive monetary value of your case
Building a civil lawsuit can be time-consuming and challenging without legal guidance or direction. With our assistance, your family can focus on helping its surviving members recover from their loss while we fight for your financial recovery. We will also help you negotiate with the at-fault party or their insurance representative to resolve your case without going to court if possible.
We Make Sure You Get the Support You Need
To ensure you get responsive support and regular updates on your case, we offer every client we represent open and ongoing avenues of communication. That means you get our phone number and email address along with a unique text number for around-the-clock text communication. We will also:
- Handle all case-related documents and paperwork
- Obtain, complete, and submit insurance forms
- Obtain police and incident reports on your behalf
- Suggest highly qualified professional medical care providers who we know and trust
The medical professionals we recommend to you are the same ones we send our friends and family members to for medical care. We also locate and interview any available witnesses and help you build a supportive case file to support your request for compensation.
You Can Avoid Putting Your Right to Compensation in Jeopardy
Every U.S. state has a time limit for filing a civil lawsuit. In Maryland, Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904 defines the wrongful death statute of limitations. It allows you to file a lawsuit up to three years from the date of your loved one’s demise.
Our team can help ensure the family members who are legally entitled to file suit do so before the statute expires. While the loss of a family member will affect many loved ones, typically, only the following people are legally entitled to seek compensation in a wrongful death action in Maryland:
- A legally married spouse
- A biological or adoptive parent
- A biological or adopted child
Our team ensures that the eligible parties seek compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one within the allotted time. By doing so, we minimize the risk of being prohibited from filing your lawsuit or having your case dismissed without being heard.
We’ve Received Five-Star Reviews From Previous Clients
The emotional impact of an unexpected loss can make its immediate aftermath difficult. When our team handles your case, we make sure you get support throughout the compensation process. You can read more about our clients and peruse full testimonials on our review page where previous clients say:
- “I would recommend Mr. Smallow, and should I need counsel in the future, his office will be my first phone call.” – Jason
- “Adam Smallow was great at making me feel very important and he treated my case with the utmost professionalism.” – Frank J.
- “We can’t say enough good things about Adam.” – John N.
- “Not only are all my injured pains gone, but my settlement was more than I have expected. I would recommend Mr. Smallow if you need a reliable injury attorney.” – Minassie K.
- “I would not hesitate to refer anyone looking for assistance to him. I highly recommend his services.” – Todd
Our team worked hard to resolve each of these cases with favorable financial settlements. We will work just as hard to ensure your case gets the legal support it needs while you get the outstanding client experience you deserve.
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Aberdeen, call (410)886-6215
Your Family Could Recover These Wrongful Death Damages
When the negligence of another person or entity leads to the loss of a family member, the at-fault party is responsible for the reasonable costs associated with making their final arrangements. In addition, and according to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904, your recoverable damages could include:
- Income loss
- Medical care
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and suffering
You can also request compensation for certain losses, including the loss of your loved one’s companionship, guidance, comfort, and consortium, with help from our case assessment team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow. Our wrongful death attorney and client support team in Aberdeen, MD, will help you accurately calculate your expenses and losses.
We Advise You During Settlement Negotiations
Settling a wrongful death case means our team negotiates with the at-fault party and their legal and insurance representatives to help you avoid a prolonged court case. Because you make the final decision to accept or reject a settlement, not us, we work closely with you to ensure you carefully weigh the pros and cons of each offer you receive.
We also make sure you understand the finality of your agreement so that you do not inadvertently accept a fast — yet flawed — settlement offer. Our goal during representation is to help you get the favorable settlement your family is entitled to due to another’s actions.
Aberdeen Wrongful Death Lawyer Near Me (410)886-6215
We Can Review Your Aberdeen, MD, Wrongful Death Case for Free Today
Did you lose a loved one because of someone else’s negligence? With help from our wrongful death attorney representing families in Aberdeen, MD, you can seek financial compensation for the loss of your loved one. Contact our team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow by calling (410) 777-8960 today.