Losing a loved one in an accident is unbearable, and if this has happened to you, you should speak with a St. Mary’s County wrongful death lawyer as soon as you can. Our compassionate attorneys are here to fight for the justice your loved one deserves. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to tell us your story.
St. Mary’s Wrongful Death Lawyer | Fighting for Families Across Maryland
There is nothing more painful than losing a loved one. This pain is further augmented when someone loses their life due to another party’s negligent actions. Our firm understands how emotionally and legally complex these cases can be, and we are here to provide you with the personalized, yet aggressive legal representation you deserve in your time of need.
Eligibility for a Wrongful Death Claim
Before bringing a wrongful death claim, you will first have to ensure you qualify. Not all those who are affected by the untimely passing of a loved one may bring a wrongful death claim. In Maryland, only the spouse, child, or parent of a decedent may bring a wrongful death claim. However, if the individual did not leave behind a spouse, child, or parent, then anyone who is related to the victim by blood or marriage who was significantly dependent on the victim may bring a wrongful death claim.
As long as we can prove that your loved one lost his or her life as the direct result of another party’s negligence, and had the person not taken that action, your loved one would still be alive, you should recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages deal with the financial cost of your loved one’s injury and passing, such as funeral costs, the cost of the medical care your loved one received before passing away, lost past and future anticipated income that would otherwise contribute to you and your family, and more. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, should financially compensate you for the unquantifiable damages you’ve incurred, such as the loss of companionship, loss of guidance (if you are a child), pain and suffering, emotional distress, and more.
Contact a St. Mary’s County Wrongful Death Lawyer
Of course, any compensation you may receive from a successful wrongful death claim simply cannot fill the void left behind by the loss of your loved one. However, you should take solace in the fact that oftentimes, wrongful death claims can bring the negligent party to justice and provide you with the compensation you need to pick up the pieces and begin to move on with your life. Contact The Dorsey Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation. We are here to help in any way we can.