Death can come at a moment’s notice when accidents due to negligence occur. If you lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for their death.
Our legal team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow wants to help you fight for the justice you deserve after losing someone you love. We can review your case for free and support you during this difficult time. We serve people in Baltimore and the surrounding areas in Maryland. A wrongful death lawyer from our team can begin working for you right away.
Family Members Who Are Primary Beneficiaries May Fight for Compensation
In Maryland, primary beneficiaries may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one (referred to as “the decedent” legal terms). Primary beneficiaries include:
- The decedent’s spouse
- The decedent’s child(ren)
- The decedent’s parent or legal guardian
If no primary beneficiaries exist, then secondary beneficiaries may file instead. These parties include:
- The decedent’s siblings
- The decedent’s cousins
- The decedent’s nieces and nephews
- Other relatives of the decedent
For a free legal consultation with a wrongful death lawyer serving Baltimore, call (410)886-6215
You May Pursue Various Damages in Your Wrongful Death Case
Qualifying family members may pursue the following types of damages in a wrongful death case:
- Final medical expenses and other medical debts inherited from their loved one
- Funeral service fees, including expenses for burial or cremation services
- Current and future pain and suffering felt by both the decedent and the family
- Current and future loss of income from the decedent
- Emotional losses related to losing a parent, spouse, or child
- Loss of consortium
Families may also pursue other damages related to the incident that caused their loved one’s death, such as property damage to a vehicle or home. Once we review your case, we can explain in more detail how much compensation we could pursue to recover your losses.
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Wrongful Death Cases are Subject to Filing Deadlines
In Maryland, surviving family members generally have three years from the date of their loved one’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit, per Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904. Certain factors of your case may extend or toll the statutory deadline, such as the cause of death.
Cases of wrongful death due to medical malpractice may follow the statutory deadline set by Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 5-109. It outlines a filing window of up to five years since the injury occurred or three years since it was discovered. Occupational deaths, such as an illness developed over time, may give families up to 10 years to file their lawsuit.
Our team can review your case to determine its filing deadline and help you submit your lawsuit within its legal limits.
We Can Take the Lead on Your Case While You Grieve in Private
Our team provides several services once you become our client. We understand how overwhelming the claims process can be, let alone while you are suffering a personal loss. Below are a few of our services:
- Private investigation: We may need more information than what the autopsy report or accident report provides. We are prepared to commence a separate investigation into your loved one’s death to identify the liable party or parties, cause of death, and any evidence that supports your case.
- Administrative casework: Claims often involves an extensive amount of paperwork, which we can fill out and submit on your behalf.
- Communications: We will update you as you receive legal notices, settlement offers, and messages from involved parties. Should other parties reach out to you for a statement, you can refer them to us instead, which allows us to protect your case.
- 24-hour customer service: We give each of our clients a unique texting number, which allows them to access a member of our team anytime, any day. We also offer phone and email communications to our clients, should they prefer those options instead.
- Legal advice: We handle wrongful cases involving people of all types, and with each client we serve, we follow their We offer legal advice that caters to your goals and aims to guide you should you receive a settlement offer or have to make other legal decisions, like taking your case to court.
A wrongful death lawyer from our team can represent you in or out of court, whether to negotiate an insurance settlement or fight your case in a trial by jury. We strive to fight for the compensation you need so that you can begin to heal.
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Our Former Clients Rave About Our Services in our Google Reviews
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we value our clients and seek to give them the care and compassion they need during their grief. Below are some of our Google reviews from previous clients we were happy to serve:
- Cindy Miller wrote, “[Adam M. Smallow] is not only a fantastic lawyer but is an incredibly kind and generous human being in general. … I’m sure that anyone who employs Adam’s services would experience the same level of care, honesty, integrity, and legal knowledge that I was lucky enough to receive from him.”
- Brian Anaya wrote, “Since switching over to [the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow], they’ve gotten more done in a week than what another company could do in six months. … I’m extremely grateful for [them] helping me and my fiancé out in a time of need.”
A Wrongful Death Lawyer from our Team Can Help You Pursue Compensation
If you are mourning the loss of a loved one in Baltimore, Maryland, and are interested in pursuing compensation on their behalf, the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow wants to help you in your legal effort.
Call (410) 877-6021 today. You can speak with a team member for free about how a wrongful death lawyer from our firm could help you fight for financial recovery after losing your loved one.