Losing someone you love is difficult, but it becomes even more painful when someone else’s actions caused your loved one’s death.
A Brandywine personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can explain your legal rights, and help you to file a wrongful death claim against the negligent party.
Compensation from Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
When someone else’s negligence led to your loved one’s death, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses. You can use settlements from a wrongful death claim to cover funeral expenses, supplement lost income, and pay any bills that you paid out of pocket if your loved one was hospitalized or received any type of medical treatment before they passed away.
But the loss of a family member goes far beyond financial losses. Under Maryland law, you may also be able to receive compensation for the following:
- Mental anguish
- Emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of society or companionship
- Loss of comfort or protection
- Loss of advice, counsel, or education
- Loss of filial, parental, or marital care
Calculating tangible financial losses can be straightforward. After all, you will have bills and receipts to prove your losses. But putting a monetary value on intangible losses, such as mental anguish, is not a simple process. A Brandywine wrongful death lawyer from the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow can determine how much compensation your intangible losses are worth so you are justly compensated.
For legal consultation with a wrongful death attorney in Brandywine, call (410)777-8960
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
In Maryland, immediate family members can typically file a wrongful death claim. This can include:
- The wife or husband of the deceased
- The children of the deceased
- The parents of a deceased child
If the deceased did not have any of those beneficiaries, Maryland law allows for any blood or marriage relatives that were considerably dependent on the deceased to file a wrongful death claim.
A wrongful death lawyer can review your case and explain your legal rights after the wrongful death of a loved one.
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You Have a Limited Time to Act
Under statute Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904, in Maryland, you usually have three years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. There are exceptions, like for deaths caused by exposure to harmful substances at work. In these cases, you might have up to 10 years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Three years might seem like a generous window, but it takes time to gather evidence, determine liability, file a claim, and build a wrongful death case. Seeking legal counsel early, and getting started with the process soon after the loss of a loved one ensures that you don’t miss the deadlines for filing.
How Can a Wrongful Death Lawyer Help Me?
If you aren’t sure about your legal options after the death of your loved one, a wrongful death lawyer can help you with the following:
- Review the facts of your case
- Determine who was at fault for your loved one’s death and who you can file a claim against
- Calculate how much compensation you may be entitled to
- Communicate with all parties
- Collect evidence to support your claim
- Answer any questions you may have about your case
A wrongful death lawyer will be familiar with the laws and regulations applicable to your circumstances. They can advise you about the best course of legal action.
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Cost of Hiring a Wrongful Death Lawyer
If you’re considering hiring an attorney to help you with your case, you might be worried about the high costs and legal fees you might incur.
We believe in giving you the information you need to take appropriate legal action. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis, and collect no up-front fees. We only get paid if you win your case.
With our payment system, you can explore all your legal options before deciding to file a wrongful death claim. There is no cost to schedule a consultation with a wrongful death attorney to review your case.
Our Track Record Speaks for Itself
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we believe in focusing our efforts on your case so that you can focus on grieving and healing from the loss of your loved one. We want to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.
We have over 10 years of experience to bring to your case. We believe in professionalism and honesty. Here’s what some of our previous clients have to say.
“Adam M. Smallow is great and knows how to fight for the outcome you want and won’t stop until he has succeeded. Adam Smallow was great at making me feel very important and he treated my case with the utmost professionalism.” -Frank J.
Safa wrote: “Adam smallow is the most professional, truthful, and caring lawyer you can ever find. He has a very pleasant character, and is quite generous with his time. He spends a lot of time studying his cases and preparing his clients for hearings. He is always available when you need him, most importantly during emergencies. Finally, unlike most other lawyers whose fees are beyond ridiculous, Mr. Smallow is quite fair in his billing. I recommend him 100%.
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Call Today for Your Consultation
You don’t have to go through the legal process alone. If you are in the Brandywine area, the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow is ready to help you with your wrongful death case.
We are ready to answer your questions. Let us help you take your next steps and go through your options with you. Call us today at (410) 777-8960 for your free consultation.