If your loved one was fatally injured in an accident that negligence caused, our law firm will help you seek financial compensation for your loss. We will build a strong case for monetary recovery of your loved one’s medical bills, the costs of making their final arrangements, and the loss of their financial contributions to your family. You could also recover compensation for your and your loved one’s pain and suffering.
The unexpected loss of a loved one can be hard for any family to cope with. Our wrongful death attorney in Cecil County, MD, will handle the details of your case while you and your family recover from your loss. At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we listen to your story with compassion, investigate your family’s loss, collect evidence on your behalf, and prepare your case for the settlement process or trial.
Know Which Family Members Can Request Monetary Recovery
According to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-901, your loved one’s demise is wrongful if another person’s negligent, careless, or reckless actions caused it. That can also include a physical attack or any other act that is a felony. While the loss of your loved one will affect their friends and family, the law limits the family members who can seek compensation.
Per Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904, the following persons are eligible for financial compensation:
- The decedent’s spouse
- The decedent’s parents
- The decedent’s biological or adopted children
If you believe you should receive wrongful death compensation, you can review the familial relationship to your loved one with our team. We will clarify the parameters of your case, including any potential right to recovery.
Make Your Compensation Request Right Away
Maryland’s wrongful death statute of limitations sets a deadline on your ability to pursue the at-fault party in court. According to Md. Cts. & Jud. Proc. Code § 3-904(g)(1), you generally have up to three years from the date of your loved one’s demise to file your lawsuit. If the statute of limitations expires:
- You cannot file your lawsuit.
- The court will dismiss your lawsuit.
With sufficient notice from you, our team can ensure we comply with the filing deadline. Starting early also means we will have time to conduct a detailed investigation, locate and interview witnesses, and look for residential and commercial photographic and video evidence.
For legal consultation with a wrongful death attorney in Cecil County, call (410)777-8960
Your Family Could Recover Damages in a Cecil County, MD, Wrongful Death Case
The circumstances of your loved one’s demise could entitle your family to financial compensation. We help you prove the at-fault party’s duty, breach, cause of your loved one’s wrongful death, and the monetary damages you are due. Demonstrating these elements of neglect proves your right to:
- Any medical bills that result from your loved one’s accident
- Loss of your loved one’s financial contributions to your family
- The costs of your loved one’s funeral and burial expenses
We also help you prove the cost of your ongoing pain and suffering and the pain and suffering your loved one endured. We carefully calculate the value of the economic and non-economic damages in your case.
Losses Your Family Can Request
Your loved one’s absence will likely affect your family members emotionally. It can also mean a change in your family’s dynamic due to the lack of the decedent’s familial contributions. When we help you seek monetary recovery, we include a request for compensation of your:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of society
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of marital care
- Loss of parental care
When we investigate your loved one’s demise, we will treat you and your family with kindness and empathy. We don’t reduce your loved one’s life to just a dollar value. Instead, our goal is to understand the toll the loss of your loved one has taken on you. We also make sure that toll reflects not only your request for compensation but also for the justice and closure your family deserves.
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Our Wrongful Death Attorney will Fight for Your Family
At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we represent families in Cecil County, MD, who lost a loved one. Our team will do the following so that you don’t add the stress and strain of your situation to an already trying situation:
- Order police and incident reports
- Read and review medical records
- Keep you updated on your case
- Communicate with all parties
- Comply with the filing deadline
- Calculate your case’s value
- Prove the at-fault party’s negligence
- Negotiate a favorable monetary settlement
- Represent you in court if necessary
We understand the impact your loss has on you. In addition to fighting for compensation, our team will answer any questions you have about your case. We provide contact and communication by telephone and email. We also give you a unique text number for 24-hour contact with our team.
A Look at Our Previous Client’s Experience
Our client reviews page features testimonials about the experience clients have when working with our team. Of our commitment to their case, past clients have said:
“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…I recommend him 100%.” – Saf
We treat you like we treat our friends and family members and will fight hard for you. Our team takes your emotional and psychological recovery as seriously as we do your financial recovery.
Call for Your Free Initial Consultation
If another party’s actions or inactions caused the loss of your family member in Cecil County, MD, our wrongful death attorney can help you fight for financial compensation. Call our case review team at the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow at (410) 777-8960 for a free consultation today.