Waldorf Wrongful Death Attorneys
What is Considered a Wrongful Death?
The state of Maryland defines a wrongful death as one resulting from "an act, neglect, or default including a felonious act which would have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued."
The Waldorf, Maryland wrongful death lawyers at the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC can help you understand your legal rights and options. Our team has decades of combined legal experience, as well as a proven track record of success, having secured tens of millions of dollars on behalf of families throughout Southern Maryland.
Common Causes of Wrongful Deaths
There is nothing more difficult than dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one. When an individual is killed in a
- car accident,
- on-the-job accident,
- medical malpractice,
- defective products
- or as a result of someone else’s negligent or wrongful behavior,
those left behind face unimaginable challenges. In such instances, surviving family members also have the right to pursue justice in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit brought against the liable party.
What is the Statute of Limitations on Wrongful Death Claims in Maryland?
In the state of Maryland, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is three years from the date of death. IF you do not file a claim within this time frame than you will lose your right to do so. That is why you should contact our wrongful death lawyers at the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC right away to get started.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Maryland’s wrongful death laws allow surviving loved ones to seek fair compensation for damages in the wake of their loss. While no amount of money can ever “compensate” you for your loss, a fair recovery can help you navigate an uncertain future and help ensure that similar tragedies don’t occur again in the future.
Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims
At the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC, we believe that no one should ever die as a result of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness. However, when these tragedies do occur, our team is prepared to assist surviving family members obtain justice on behalf of their loved one. We strive to ensure that the liable party/parties are held responsible, both criminally and civilly.
Our team can help you seek compensation for the following damages:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Funeral, burial, and/or memorial service costs
- Lost wages/income—past, present, and future
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of expected income/inheritance
- Loss of consortium, support, and household services
In some instances, we may also be able to assist you in seeking punitive damages. Punitive damages are meant to hold especially negligent parties responsible and ensure that such tragedies do not occur again in the future.
Put an Award-Winning Legal Team on Your Side
At the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC, we employ an aggressive approach to negotiations and trial. However, when it comes to working with our clients, we understand that you are going through perhaps the most difficult time in your life. Our Waldorf wrongful death attorneys are consistently available to answer your questions, address your concerns, and provide the caring, compassionate, and personalized legal guidance you need and deserve. You can rely on our team to serve as your zealous legal advocate throughout every stage of the process.
We provide our services on a contingency fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs for you; instead, our attorneys only collect fees if/when they secure compensation on your behalf. Incidental costs may apply.
Hopkins v. Abell, Jr. $1.25 Million
James vs. Hernandez $1 million
Farrell v. Erie Insurance Company $706,000
Johnson v. Bean $585,000
Harris v. Jenkins $500,000
Garnett v. J.D.W. Associates $475,000
Workers' Compensation $450,000.00
Carrie Howell vs. Allstate Insurance Company $435,814
Committed to Improvement
We take pride in learning the latest strategies for maximizing damages, preparing our clients for trial & mounting an effective case.
A Record of Results
Our firm has won tens of millions of dollars in financial compensation for individuals & their families.
Renowned in Our Field
We are well-regarded in the legal community & are even known & respected among insurance companies.
We are not afraid to confront negligent medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes or their insurance companies.
We know how to skillfully navigate government bureaucracies to help our clients obtain workers’ compensation benefits.