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Fatal Accident Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death claims are filed to compensate survivors for the death of a husband, wife, child or parent killed in a fatal accident.

Maryland Wrongful Death Accident Attorneys Help Families Recover from Tragedy

When a loved one dies as the result of someone's negligence, there is little that the law can do to make you whole again.  Judges and juries cannot erase the pain, anguish and irreparable loss we face in the wake of sudden, fatal accidents. Money is a poor replacement for the loss of human life and will never fully compensate for the death of a close family member.

And, while it is difficult to put a price on human life, judges and juries attempt to do that every day in awarding compensatory damages for both economic and non-economic losses sustained in the most tragic of fatalities.

To secure your family's future, your lawyer will seek to recover money to compensate for the loss of a loved one.  Often combining two distinct causes of action into one lawsuit, the deceased's estate and survivors typically file what are called "wrongful death" actions and "survival" actions.

Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful Death Cases in Accident FatalitiesIn a "wrongful death" action, a surviving spouse, parent or child sues to recover for both tangible and intangible losses sustained from the loss of a loved one.

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Survival Actions

Survival Actions filed by Deceased's Estate to Recover DamagesIn a "survival" action, the estate of a deceased accident victim raises claims that the deceased could have brought had he survived.

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