Many Maryland residents know how tough it is to lose a loved one to an unexpected or sudden event. “Tragic” is usually the term used to describe the death of someone due to unforeseen circumstances or, in some cases, due to the negligent or reckless acts or omissions of another party. If you have experienced the tragic death of a loved one, you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.
These types of lawsuits are intended to help families from a financial standpoint when they lose a family member, usually one they depended on to provide for the household. The lost wages that the person would have earned, if not for the untimely death, are a big piece of the potentially recoverable damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. But, there are other components of the damages as well, such as recovering for the costs of medical care and funeral expenses, for example.
Motor vehicle accidents are probably the first thought of anyone who thinks of a sudden death that was caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness. And, indeed, motor vehicle accidents are obviously quite common in Maryland and throughout the country. But, there could be other situations that lead to these tragic circumstances as well, such as medical malpractice, for example. Medical malpractice is also, unfortunately, quite common in our country.
At our law firm, we work with Maryland residents who want to know if they have a valid wrongful death claim to pursue. For more information about how we might be able to help in your situation, please visit the wrongful death overview section of our law firm’s website.