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Wrongful Death

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

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.

Call us today at (301) 265-2220 or fill out and submit an online contact form to request a completely free and confidential consultation.

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.

For a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, contact us online or by phone at (301) 265-2220.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real People
  • “Thank you, Mr. Farmer, and may God bless you in your future endeavors.”

    - Father of Defendant in Murder Trial
  • “Don’t mess around when it’s your money on the line. Go with these guys if you want excellent, competent attorneys.”

    - Miguel P.
  • “I have used James Farmer office for two accidents I have been in; both times they were exceptional.”

    - Ashley B.

Our Case Results

Successful Verdicts & Settlements
  • Hopkins v. Abell, Jr. $1.25 Million
  • James vs. Hernandez $1 million
  • Confidential $950,000.00
  • Farrell v. Erie Insurance Company $706,000
  • Confidential $617,032.00
  • 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
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Why Hire Our FIrm?

  • 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.

  • Fearless Advocacy

    We are not afraid to confront negligent medical professionals, hospitals, nursing homes or their insurance companies.

  • Valuable Insight

    We know how to skillfully navigate government bureaucracies to help our clients obtain workers’ compensation benefits.

Your Fight is our fight

Contact us for a free consultation to learn how we can help you take control of your situation and discuss your legal options today.