Understanding Your Rights:Wrongful Death in Maryland
May 11, 2018
It can seem next to impossible to move forward after the death of a loved one. When a wrongful death has occurred, family members are often inclined to pursue justice. Potter Burnett Law has been there for clients in the aftermath of a tragedy that could have been avoided. Our attorneys make sure that Maryland and Washington, DC residents understand their rights when filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Wrongful death is a fatality that occurs after someone’s negligence, criminal behavior, or professional misconduct that ultimately resulted in the patient’s death. A wrongful death can result from various incidents, including a car accident or instance of medical malpractice.
It is important that you identify the parties involved when pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit. When reviewing your case, the Potter Burnett Law team will consider the potential parties in a lawsuit since strict rules dictate who may file a wrongful death claim in Maryland and Washington, DC.
Our attorneys will also determine the damages involved in the case. Damages refer to the plaintiffs’ losses for which compensation is sought. A wrongful death lawsuit can seek both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are often easier to evaluate and may include the decedent’s medical bills and funeral costs. In addition, damages may also include lost wages and loss of future support of the family.
Your medical negligence lawyer from the Potter Burnett Law firm will handle everything when it comes to your wrongful death lawsuit. However, you can support the litigation efforts by keeping careful records of any associated final expenses. Our team knows how difficult of a time this can be. However, filing a wrongful death lawsuit may hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.