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Wrongful Death

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:

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.

Our Testimonials

We've Helped Thousands of Clients Recover
  • Well done Team!

    “If you need a legal team that has your back, I encourage you to seek out Alpert, Schreyer, Poe, LCC. The firm inspired confidence during an uncertain, painful experience while eliminating risk to my family and business. Well done Team!”

    - CMCG
  • He got the results I needed.

    “After my case was confused beyond belief by another lawyer, Mike Schreyer put it back together.”

    - Former Client
  • You saved my life from potentially devastating consequences.

    “I am every grateful for your professionalism, depth of knowledge, attention to detail and genuine concern to see that my trial concluded successfully.”

    - K.K.
  • Thank you!

    “Thank you for your exceptional attention to detail, counsel and support.”

    - R.R.
  • Thank you for the professional manner in which you handled my case.

    “From start to successful completion, I felt as though you were accessible and knowledgeable about every aspect of the process and singularly instrumental in the positive result.”

    - C.R.

Our victories

Real Results, Real Recoveries
  • $5,500,000 Verdict Post-Operative Complications
  • $3,750,000 Birth Injury Settlement
  • $2,900,000 Settlement for Delayed Surgery
  • $2,600,000 Jury Verdict for Road Hazard in Baltimore City
  • $2,000,000 Developmental Delay Birth Injury Result
  • $2,000,000 Collision with Commercial Vehicle
  • $1.8 Million Car Accident Verdict
  • $1.7 Million Car Accident Verdict
  • $1,200,000 September 11 Attack in Pentagon, Arlington Virginia
  • $1,100,000 Drowning Settlement

Why hire our firm?

Representation. Results. Recovery. 
  • Experienced Guidance

    We have over 30 years of experience serving injured clients across Maryland and DC.

  • Concierge Level of Service

    We are willing to visit injury victims at their homes if they are severely injured or bereaved.

  • No Upfront Fees

    We are so confident in our abilities that we do not charge a legal fee unless you receive compensation.

  • Fearless Advocacy

    We are not afraid to battle any party, whether big or small, both in and out of the courtroom.

  • Legal Insight

    We commit to staying up-to-date on the latest developments in Maryland injury law.

  • Esteemed Reputation

    We have a sterling reputation in the community & among our peers in the legal field.

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE CONSULTATION If you’ve been injured in an accident, contact us today. Our experienced, tenacious attorneys will help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.