Maryland Wrongful Death Lawyers

Maryland Wrongful Death Law
An experienced Maryland wrongful death
lawyer can help protect your family and
obtain the available compensation.

The death of a loved one can result in severe emotional losses, as well as a number of financial burdens. When a death is the result of a wrongful act or negligence of another person, Maryland law allows certain surviving family members to make a claim for the damages caused by the loss.

While the family is still suffering from the death of their loved one, the insurance company for the person or company who caused the loss could already be taking steps to minimize the financial compensation they will have to pay.

An experienced Maryland wrongful death attorney can help make sure that the family is protected and obtains all of the benefits they are entitled to.

Understanding the Available Wrongful Death Benefits Under Maryland Law

A wrongful death case in Maryland could be caused by an auto accident, truck accident, work injury, medical malpractice, nursing home injury or other personal injury.

Maryland Wrongful Death Benefits
While the family is still grieving their loss,
the person or company who caused the death
may be working to minimize their liability.

The Maryland wrongful death statute allows primary beneficiaries to make a claim for financial damages and benefits following the death of a:

  • Wife
  • Husband
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Daughter
  • Son

In the event that there is no surviving spouse, parent or child, wrongful death benefits in Maryland may be available for secondary beneficiaries who were related to the deceased and who were financially dependent upon them.

Generally, for the death of a husband, wife, mother, father, son or daughter, Maryland law allows for wrongful death damages that can include compensation for the financial consequences of the death, as well as for the mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, loss of society, companionship, comfort, protection, care, attention, advice, counsel, training, education or guidance where applicable.

The statute provides that the amount of the Maryland wrongful death benefits awarded is to be divided in proportion to the injury which results from the loss. However, the cap on damages in Maryland does apply to set a maximum amount that can be recovered by all beneficiaries for non-economic losses.

Investigation of a Maryland Wrongful Death Lawsuit

No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one. However, there are certain rights and benefits that the family may be entitled to receive, and it is important to have an experienced Maryland wrongful death lawyer working to investigate a case and protect the family.

For over 35 years, the attorneys at our Baltimore injury law firm have been representing families in Maryland. We can help review the circumstances surrounding the death, document the damages and take the necessary steps to make sure that any available compensation is obtained.

All wrongful death cases in Maryland are handled by our lawyers on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees or expenses unless a recovery is obtained.

Call 1 (800) 522-0102 toll free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
or submit an online request for a free consultation with a Maryland wrongful death lawyer.