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Wrongful Death Cases in Harford County

What Damages Can I Recover?

In the State of Maryland, wrongful death occurs when the wrongful act or negligence of one party causes the death of another. When this happens, certain immediate surviving family members may be able to pursue monetary damages due to the untimely death of their loved one.

Primary beneficiaries, including a surviving spouse, parents, or children of the deceased, are given first priority in filing a wrongful death claim. However, if there are no primary beneficiaries or if they do not wish to file a claim, secondary beneficiaries, such as siblings, cousins, and other family members, may pursue compensation.

Some of the damages that you may be eligible to recover for a loved one's death include:

  • Medical expenses relating to the final illness or injury
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Pain and suffering relating to the final illness or injury
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Lost companionship
  • Lost support

Compassionate & Supportive Legal Representation

At the Law Offices of Adam M. Smallow, we fully understand and sympathize with the emotionally difficult and confusing nature of an event such as a loved one's death. Very rarely is legal action on the minds of grieving family members, and few even know where to start. Our Harford County accident lawyer is here to offer you and your family compassionate and supportive legal services. As we better understand your situation, we can begin to provide you with effective options moving forward.

Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death in Maryland

In Maryland, actions for wrongful death must be filed within three years of the death of the injured person. In cases involving toxic exposure in the workplace, this deadline may be extended to ten years after death or three years from when the cause of death was determined, whichever is shorter.

Filing a wrongful death case after this time limit has passed will almost certainly cause your case to be dismissed in civil court, thereby preventing you from seeking compensation. Our skilled attorney can help ensure you are in compliance with all applicable deadlines.

Ensuring that Your Family Is Treated with Respect & Dignity

Pursuing monetary damages through a wrongful death claim does not put a dollar value on the deceased's worth, nor does it cheapen the value of human life. Instead, it is designed to provide assistance for dependent family members, and give them some peace of mind as they attempt to progress with their lives. Let our understanding Harford County wrongful death attorney ensure that your family is given the dignity it deserves and provided with the necessary financial support that you need and deserve.

Contact us now at (410) 877-6021 to schedule your initial case consultation.