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Frederick Wrongful Death Lawyer

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Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is a tragic experience. If you are dealing with such a situation, Metzger Wickersham's Frederick wrongful death attorneys can help. Our compassionate attorneys have decades of experience handling wrongful death lawsuits in Maryland, and we are ready to fight for you and your loved ones. Call (888) 286-2850 to schedule a consultation today.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

In Maryland, a wrongful death lawsuit provides an opportunity for the family of the deceased or another party filing a claim, such as the estate of the deceased, to recover monetary losses associated with the death of their loved one. To be eligible for compensation, the death of a spouse, parent, or child must have been caused by an act of negligence. Maryland's Wrongful Death statute defines negligence as a failure to use reasonable care that results in harm or injury to another person. At Metzger Wickersham, our experienced Maryland wrongful death attorneys can assist you in understanding the legal statutes surrounding your case and help you pursue maximum compensation for your losses.

What are the Most Common Types of Wrongful Death Claims?

Wrongful death claims can be caused by a variety of situations, but some are more common than others. At Metzger Wickersham, our experienced wrongful death attorneys have handled cases involving a range of circumstances. Auto accidents, including those involving drunk drivers, are common causes of wrongful death. When accidents happen in the workplace, professional negligence can also play a role in wrongful death lawsuits. Additionally, a fall from a defective product, such as a ladder, that results in death may also be grounds for a lawsuit.

The most common types of wrongful death claims include the following:

  • Auto accidents, including those involving drunk drivers

  • Workplace accidents and professional negligence

  • Medical malpractice

  • Defective products, such as dangerous drugs and medical devices

  • Pedestrian accidents

  • Truck accidents

Regardless of the cause of the wrongful death, it's essential to work with experienced attorneys who can help you get the compensation and justice you deserve. Our attorneys at Metzger Wickersham are dedicated to advocating for your rights and obtaining maximum results for you and your family. While financial compensation cannot bring back a loved one, it can cover unexpected out-of-pocket expenses such as medical bills, funeral and burial costs, and loss of income and benefits. Contact our experienced team to find out more about compensation in wrongful death claims.

Are you dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one due to someone else's negligence? Our experienced Frederick wrongful death attorneys at Metzger Wickersham can help you seek justice and compensation. Call (888) 286-2850 today to schedule your free consultation.

What Damages are Considered in Wrongful Death Compensation?

In Maryland, damages from a wrongful death claim are intended to compensate the surviving spouse, children, and/or parents of the deceased for their losses related to the death of their loved one. If there is no surviving spouse, child, or parent, the executor of the deceased person's estate may seek damages to cover the following costs:

  • Medical expenses incurred before the death

  • Funeral and burial expenses

  • Estate administration expenses

Our experienced Maryland wrongful death lawyers can help you understand your rights and guide you through this difficult process. Contact us today to learn more about how we can advocate for your family and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Determining Eligibility When Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Under Maryland law, a “personal representative” or executor of the deceased person's estate may file a lawsuit for wrongful death. They may be named in a will, or if there is no will, then the surviving spouse, children, or parents of the deceased person may file a wrongful death lawsuit. At Metzger Wickersham, our Frederick wrongful death lawyers can help you prove your case and advocate for your rights. Fill out our online contact form today to schedule a consultation. Our personal injury services are also available in Spanish.

Proving a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Frederick, Maryland

If you have lost a loved one in Frederick due to another party's negligence, our Frederick wrongful death lawyers can advocate for your rights. A wrongful death lawsuit allows the family of the deceased, or another party filing a claim (such as the estate of the deceased) to recover monetary losses associated with the death of their loved one.

To bring a successful wrongful death lawsuit in Maryland, the following elements must be shown:

  • The person has died

  • The person died as a result of someone's negligence

  • The deceased is survived by immediate family members (such as a spouse and children)

  • The surviving family members have suffered a monetary loss as a result of the victim's death

In Maryland, families have up to three years to file a wrongful death suit. However, there are exceptions to this rule depending on the nature of the negligence that caused the death. It's important to contact our experienced Frederick wrongful death attorneys as soon as possible to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

How Metzger Wickersham Can Help

At Metzger Wickersham, we provide compassionate assistance to families in Frederick who have lost a loved one due to negligence. Our firm has decades of experience and is trusted throughout the state. We are devoted to pursuing maximum results for our clients by providing personalized attention, open communication, and unyielding commitment. Call (888) 286-2850 to schedule a consultation with our Frederick wrongful death lawyers.

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