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Wrongful Death

Were the Doctors Negligent? We can help.

Ross W. Albers is a leading Maryland wrongful death attorney with the experience and case knowledge necessary to help you and your family recover the settlement you deserve. Whatever the cause of the wrongful death, the first step in your process needs to be contacting an experienced and professional wrongful death attorney in Maryland to help you through this difficult time.

What is a wrongful death claim in Maryland?

A Maryland wrongful death claim is intended to compensate the estate and surviving family of a person who died as a result of medical malpractice, slip and fall injuries, defective drug injuries, toxic materials, any type of vehicle accident, or any other type of death involving some form of negligence. Such a claim must be brought to court to hold the defendant accountable for their misdeeds and to recover damages to pay for funeral expenses and any other financial need.

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Who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim in Maryland?

The rules in Maryland are specific in terms of who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Primary beneficiaries include the surviving spouse, parents, and children of the deceased. Any primary beneficiary may file a claim and it will be awarded to them alone. A secondary beneficiary is a surviving sibling, cousin, niece, nephew, or other relative.

What can be claimed as damages in a wrongful death case in Maryland?

Surviving family members who file a wrongful death claim in Maryland are eligible for things such as:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of consortium
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

Maryland Wrongful Death Attorney

As a Maryland wrongful death attorney, Ross W. Albers provides legal assistance for any claim you may have and provides representation on behalf of you and your family.

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Personal Injury FAQ

What Qualifies as 'Serious' Personal Injury?

A case is categorized as a serious personal injury if any of the following resulted from the accident:

  • Severe brain trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • 3rd degree burns
  • Any injury that causes serious and long-term disfigurement

What is a Wrongful Death Accident?

Our attorneys can successfully get you the compensation you deserve in a wrongful death case, which is when a loved one has died due to the carelessness or negligence of another person involved. Spouses, life partners, children, and other family members of the deceased can be entitled to recover damages for both emotional and financial loss.

Who is Liable for a Car Accident in Maryland?

Finding the person at fault in a car accident comes down to proving negligence on one or both sides of the equation. Whether you’re another driver or a pedestrian, you will need a lawyer to come to your defense. Because the state of Maryland employs a contributory negligence rule, your entire case will be at risk if the opposing counsel can prove that you were negligent in anyway.