Wrongful Death

Upper Marlboro Wrongful Death Lawyers

Remember, Honor & Fight for Your Loved One

When you have lost a loved one to an accident, you need time to grieve. You also deserve to pursue justice and compensation from the party that caused your loss. Filing a wrongful death claim or survival action is probably not what you want to do while you are grieving, though. This is where the Law Office of James E. Farmer can step in and make your life much easier.

Our Upper Marlboro wrongful death attorneys have years and years of collective practice experience with a focus on difficult, sensitive cases. We know how much you are going through right now, which is why we want to handle as much of your case for you as possible. Ideally, we will do everything and secure a maximized compensation amount for you, and you and your family can focus on moving through your grief.


We’re here to support you. Please call (301) 265-2220 or contact us online.


Compensation to Help You Through Your Grief

There is no way that your loved one can ever be replaced or forgotten. The harm you have suffered from their untimely death cannot be undone. But there is still room and reason to demand compensation from the party that caused their passing. Regaining financial stability after losing your loved one can help you focus on your grief, rather than stressing about bills that are stacking up. You deserve at least as much.

Your wrongful death claim damages could include:

  • Final medical expenses related to your loved one’s death.
  • Funeral and burial costs (up to a “reasonable” cap).
  • Income your loved one would have earned in life.
  • Your anguish after losing a companion or parent.
  • Pain and suffering endured by your loved one due to their fatal injury or illness.
  • Value of household, day-to-day services often completed by your loved one.

If your loved one lost their life due to the mistakes of a major corporation or company, then punitive damages might be available to you. This is because punitive damages are paid by the defendant, not their insurance company, so courts usually only approve of them when the defendant has substantial finances. For example, if your loved one lost their life in a truck accident, then the trucking company might be ordered to pay punitive damages.


Initial consultations are free for inquiring clients. Our Waldorf wrongful death attorneys are standing by.


Experienced. Successful. Aggressive.

Maryland Wrongful Death Statute of Limitations

Maryland has a three-year statute of limitations on wrongful death cases, which begins on the date that the deceased passed away. Three years might seem like a long time, so you might not feel like you need to start your wrongful death claim right away. However, please remember that convincing evidence of liability is usually the strongest shortly after the fatal accident or incident. Also, time can move by fast while you are grieving, even if some hours seem slower than normal.

We encourage you to not risk missing your window to seek justice and compensation in the name of your lost loved one. Please call (301) 265-2220 and talk to us right away, so we can discuss the details of your case. When we are working on your case, we can ensure that no statute of limitations expires before a claim is filed.

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  • Showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck

    “James Farmer and his team exceeded all expectations! I had a very serious criminal case and his firm was recommended to me by a family member. I was incarcerated during this time and he and his associate Stephanie came to update me on multiple occasions on the progress of my case. They were not only professional but the amount of time and energy they put into my case showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck! They prepared for trial, but in the end was able to work out a plea deal that did not include any jail time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. I highly recommend Mr. Farmer and his team for any criminal case!”

  • He got me the best possible sentencing I've could have asked for.

    “I've had several lawyers over the last decade and James Farmer has been the absolute best.”

  • Thank you, Mr. Farmer, and may God bless you in your future endeavors.

    “You and your team have given my family our son back. No amount can adequately compensate for that gift! I can only hope our heart-felt thank-you and 'God bless you' will somehow offset the imbalance.”

  • Keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with

    I just recently had James E. Farmer handle my second DUI and I received the best possible outcome I could've wished for. The judge I had could've really laid down the hammer on me but James worked his magic and did an incredible job. He knows what he is talking about and is very humble. He keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with, and he explains everything so you know exactly what is going on. This is my first time hiring James and without a doubt, I would hire him again. He would be the first person I'd call if another legal problem should ever rise-- though I've made a promise to myself to stay away from the law as much as possible. He will be highly recommended to anyone that asks me if I know a great lawyer.

  • We received a great outcome and my family was 100% pleased

    “Attorney Farmer helped me and my family through a domestic situation which turned out to be great. His expertise, presentation, and professionalism all worked together and we received a great outcome and my family was 100% pleased. I would highly recommend!”

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  • 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.

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