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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  • Nothing short of miraculous

    “Mr. Farmer and his associates go the EXTRA mile for all their clients! It's nice to feel safe at the hands of your attorney and get a great outcome! Every experience I've personally had, as well as watched, has been nothing short of miraculous!! Farmer and staff are who you want on your side!!!”

  • A wise choice for anyone pursuing legal justice and/or a defense

    Mr. Farmer and his team were impressive through their work effort and detailed approach in every phase the Civil Court Personal Injury case. They also were responsive to any questions/concerns, supportive and communicated well through out the process. In the end, a satisfactory settlement was achieved. Mr. Farmer would be a wise choice for anyone pursuing legal justice and/or a defense.

  • A family member was in a bad situation and they resolved it with ZERO drama.

    “Don’t mess around when it’s your money on the line. Go with these guys if you want excellent, competent attorneys.”

  • A winning team of confident, knowledgeable and successful attorneys

    “I am so pleased with the staff at the James F. Farmer firm. They are true professionals, ready and willing to fight on your behalf. When you retain their services, you are joining a winning team of confident, knowledgeable, and successful attorneys, like Mr. Melvin Allen, who helped me. Thank you!!!”

  • Kind, sympathetic, reassuring and more importantly, very knowledgeable

    “I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from this law firm. I felt comfortable from the minute I first walked through the door. I had less than two weeks before the expiration of my personal injury filing date and was overwhelmed. My first appointment was with Elizabeth who took my huge stack of papers with a smile and said, “Let me take care of this for you.” Although all of the staff that I encountered were wonderful, my main experience was with Mr. Farmer and Elizabeth who were both kind, sympathetic, reassuring and more importantly, very knowledgeable. My case was handled professionally and in a timely fashion. My case was recently concluded and I am very happy with the outcome and would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to my friends and family in the future. Need a good law firm, no need to look further.”

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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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