If another party’s negligence caused your loved one’s untimely and preventable death, your family may be able to hold them accountable under Maryland law. A wrongful death attorney in Bel Air South, MD, may be able to help you pursue damages based on the expenses and losses your family endured. While our firm cannot bring your lost family member back, we can reduce your stress and seek the justice they deserve.
Our team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow offers complimentary initial consultations for families like yours. You can meet with our team in Bel Air today at no cost to you.
Recovering Compensation for Your Family’s Tragic Loss
Losing a beloved family member in a preventable incident caused by someone else’s carelessness causes unbearable pain and emotional loss for every member of the family. At the same time, financial losses and expenses can create significant stress.
The last thing many people want to think about is a lawsuit. However, our team can manage all aspects of your legal case against the negligent party, helping you pursue compensation for incurred expenses as well as your intangible suffering.
We can generally file wrongful death claims on behalf of:
- The decedent’s spouse
- Their children, adult or minor
- Their parents
We may be able to build a case for another relative who was financially dependent on the victim if there is no surviving spouse, parent, or children.
What Are the Recoverable Damages in a Bel Air South Wrongful Death Case?
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we seek to compensate our clients for their recoverable expenses and losses. We identify these damages and value them before filing an insurance claim or suing the responsible party.
Financial recoveries vary by case but could include:
- Medical expenses
- Hospital bills
- Costs related to the funeral and burial/cremation
- Any conscious pain and suffering the decedent experienced
- Loss of the decedent’s income and financial support
- Loss of parental relationship and guidance
- Loss of services they previously provided
- Loss of society and companionship for the surviving spouse
- Other intangible losses experienced by surviving family members
For legal consultation with a wrongful death attorney in Bel Air South, call (410)777-8960
The Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow Can Manage Your Family’s Legal Claim
A Bel Air personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can determine if you have a wrongful death claim and explain your options for getting justice for your loved one and the rest of your family. In theory, if another party’s negligence caused your family member to suffer fatal injuries, you likely have a claim.
Almost any type of personal injury case will support a wrongful death action if the victim dies from their injuries. Potential examples include cases involving:
- Car accidents
- Boat and water recreation accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Dangerous drugs or medical equipment
- Criminal acts of violence
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
Our team provides free consultations and represents our clients on a contingency-fee basis. We do not charge upfront or out-of-pocket expenses before we secure compensation. Instead, we get our fees as a portion of the payout we win for your family. If we are not successful, our team does not get paid.
If you hire us, you can count on our firm to be here for you. We provide around-the-clock communication and support. You can reach out to get answers at any time, including via telephone, email, or 24/7 text messaging communication.
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Navigating the Claims Process and Pursuing Justice in Bel Air South, MD
When our team represents a family in a Harford County wrongful death case, we represent the whole family. A spouse, parent, or child can file the claim, and all eligible claimants will benefit.
We know how Maryland law handles wrongful death cases and what we must prove to recover compensation and hold the at-fault party accountable. As with other types of personal injury accident cases, we need to confirm the four aspects of negligence:
- The accused party had a duty to keep your loved one safe, such as following traffic laws.
- They failed to uphold this duty, violating a traffic law that increased the risk of a crash.
- Their actions caused the incident or accident.
- Your family member sustained injuries, these injuries led to their death, and your family suffered financial losses.
We will use the evidence we gather to prove negligence and support your insurance claim or civil suit. Most cases do not require us to go to trial, although we will if we believe that is the best option based on the facts of your case.
Most wrongful death claims end with a negotiated settlement with the at-fault party’s insurer—we demand a fair payout for our client, and the insurer agrees to compensate them accordingly.
We Will Get to Work on Your Claim Right Away
Under Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904, you may have up to three years to file a wrongful death lawsuit based on your loved one’s passing. This clock begins ticking on the date of their death. Exceptions could change this timeline, though.
In addition, you should not wait to get started just because you believe you may have time. The sooner we begin our investigation, the greater our opportunity to identify, gather, and analyze the evidence against the at-fault party. This could mean building a stronger claim to hold them accountable.
Some evidence is only available in the initial days or weeks after an accident. In some cases, this could be before your loved one passes.
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Connect with Our Team Serving Bel Air South for Free Today
Speak with a member from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow’s wrongful death team today. We will review your legal options for free, meeting with you in Bel Air or another nearby area. Let us help your family pursue justice for your lost loved one.
Call (410) 777-8960 to connect with one of our attorneys today.