Maryland Wrongful Death Lawyer

Having a loved one die suddenly, whether it is from an accident at work, on the road in a motor vehicle collision, or from negligence in a hospital or nursing home, is absolutely devastating. Now, your life is in upheaval – this is impacting your finances, your emotions, your family, and even potentially your career.At this point, you may be wondering who you can turn to for justice. A skilled Maryland wrongful death lawyer will be able to fight on your behalf, as well as your loved one’s, to ensure your family gets the justice your loved one deserves. In addition, they will provide a high level of compassion and sensitivity to the case as they work to obtain accountability for the actions of those who caused harm to your family member.

Maryland Wrongful Death Claim

A wrongful death claim is intended to provide compensation to the family of the deceased. This compensation can not only cover the financial burden the family now has to bear, but also provide a recovery of sorts for the now-lost income, as well as any pain and suffering the deceased may have endured. Wrongful death claims in Maryland can be filed in two ways. The first way is a survival action, and the second is a wrongful death action.

  • Survival Action: The survival action is brought by the surviving members of the deceased individual’s family on behalf of the estate. This will cover the areas mentioned above: the funeral expenses incurred by the death of the family member, and pain and suffering that surrounds their death. Medical expenses are also covered under the survival action.
  • Wrongful Death Action: The wrongful death action is filed by the direct family members of the deceased, including spouses, children, and parents. This is intended to cover areas such as loss of income and loss of consortium, or loss of companionship, and loss of support.

Talk To Us About Wrongful Death Litigation

Every injury matter is different. You can talk to Malloy Law Offices, LLC, in confidence about your case, free of charge. We are based in Bethesda, Maryland, and our attorneys serve clients in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Contact us.