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If your loved one lost their life to a preventable incident, or it was a direct result of someone else's negligent action or failure to take action, this is considered a wrongful death. If this situation describes what you are going through, you are well within your rights to seek justice by way of legal action.

Have you lost a loved one due to wrongful death? Tell the wrongful death lawyers in Hagerstown what happened to your loved one during a free case evaluation!

What Are the Most Common Causes of Wrongful Death?

Some common causes of wrongful death include:

Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Maryland?

The people that are eligible to file a lawsuit are the surviving:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • And parents of wrongful death victims

What Damages Are Covered in Wrongful Death?

We understand that there is nothing that can take away the distress and pain caused by knowing the death of your loved one could have been prevented. However, compensation can help you cover the funeral and medical bills left after your loved one's death.

Compensation can help you support yourself and your family without the income of your loved one. In addition, we can hold the responsible and negligent parties accountable for their actions.

You are typically eligible to recover damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Emotional pain and suffering

The wrongful death lawyers at Britt•Reed Law Offices are dedicated to striving to win you the maximum amount of compensation. We are not afraid to take on insurance companies, and we can fight for the money you are owed.

Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death in Maryland

The statute of limitations for the majority of wrongful death lawsuits in Maryland is three years from the date of the person's death.

However, if your loved one died from an occupational disease (a disease caused by exposure to a toxic substance in the workplace and contracted within the course of the person's employment), there is an exception.

If that is the case, the wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within:

  • Ten years of the date of the death
  • Or three years of the date that occupational disease was identified as the cause of the person's death

Whichever of these is sooner.

How Our Firm Can Help

If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death, our Hagerstown injury lawyers can pursue justice. We can do what it takes to hold the liable parties accountable, but be mindful that there is a statute of limitations on wrongful death cases.

To ensure that everything is in order, please be sure to get in touch with us as soon as possible for help with your case.

Contact us at (301) 905-9901 to speak with an attorney at Britt•Reed Law Offices who will be on your side every step of the way.

Why Hire Britt • Reed Law Offices

  • We Work on a Contingency Fee Basis - You Don't Pay Unless We Win

  • We Offer Free
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  • We Are Not Afraid to Stand up to Insurance Companies

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