Frederick, MD Wrongful Death Attorney
Compassionate Counsel & Guidance for Bereaved Families
The death of a loved one can leave holes in every area of your life. When it was unexpected, it often feels like a huge shock; that shock is only of a greater magnitude when negligence was the root cause. Whether it was a preventable motor vehicle accident, medical injury, or the like, it is important to know that the bereaved have rights.
If you have been bereaved by another’s negligence, our team at Alpert Schreyer, LLC sends our condolences. We know how difficult it is to navigate this time. We want to help make it easier. We will fight for accountability on your behalf, as well as to recover compensatory damages related to your loss.
At our award-winning law firm, we have helped families in Maryland and Washington, DC with wrongful death cases for over 30 years. We take a compassionate and tailored approach to representation—that means taking care to preserve the memory of your loved one. Put caring attorneys on your side. We won’t let the negligent party brush off what happened. Regardless of who we are going up against, we never falter in our advocacy.
For a free consultation, call our Frederick wrongful death lawyers at (301) 812-4777. There are absolutely no fees unless we win.
Wrongful Death Cases We Take On
Our Frederick wrongful death attorney team has the experience and resources to take on a variety of cases, such as those pertaining to:
- Animal attacks
- Bicycle crashes
- Car accidents
- Commercial vehicle crashes
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrian accidents
- Product defects
- Property hazards
- School/daycare accidents
- Truck accidents
These are merely some of the most common cases we accept. If your loved one was lost due to another’s negligence, there is a good chance we can help. Please don’t hesitate to contact our firm. When you are ready, we are right here to answer your call.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Frederick
What Is a Wrongful Death?
Under law, a wrongful death is when a negligent party’s actions result in the early, preventable death of a person. There is almost no limit to how negligence could bring about such a tragedy. It may be through drunk driving, exposure to a toxic chemical, or errors made during surgery.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Maryland wrongful death laws provide that:
- The victim’s surviving spouse, child(ren), and parent(s) will be given first priority when it comes to filing a wrongful death claim, as they are the most directly affected by the victim’s passing. For legal purposes, people in this camp are called “primary beneficiaries.”
- In the event that the victim has no primary beneficiaries at the time of their death, “secondary beneficiaries” may file a claim. This includes anyone who was both “substantially dependent” on the victim and related to them by marriage or blood.
- People who are not related to the victim by marriage or blood cannot file a claim, regardless of whether they were dependent on the victim.
If you are unsure about your eligibility status, schedule a free consultation to learn your rights and options.
Common Damages Paid Out to Wrongful Death Claimants
Let’s be clear: No amount of money can make up for the loss of life. The courts still attempt to do what they can, however.
Most wrongful death claimants are able to recover compensation for the following damages:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Loss of love and companionship
- Loss of care, protection, guidance, advice, and nurturing
- Loss of financial support, such as the victim’s wages and benefits
- Loss of goods and services that would have been provided by the victim
- Loss of inheritance
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial expenses
As you can see, the courts attempt to make up for both financial and emotional damages. Since the at-fault party is called to court to answer for their actions, many claimants are able to find a sense of closure and peace of mind knowing justice was served.
No Win, No Fee Wrongful Death Lawyers in Frederick
At Alpert Schreyer, our goal is to help you honor your loved one. As lawyers, that means taking care of every aspect of your case and tirelessly advocating for you and your family. We have won millions of dollars for clients in Frederick and throughout the state.
We won’t rest in our fight for your loved one’s memory. We are proud to offer our legal services on contingency fees—you won’t have to pay a cent unless we recover compensation for you.
To schedule a free case review, call (301) 812-4777 and ask to speak with a Frederick wrongful death attorney.
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