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You need a wrongful death lawyer that will help you WIN your case.

We will work tirelessly to help you WIN and get you full compensation for all your injuries.

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Lanham, MD

4600 Forbes Boulevard Ste 201A Lanham, MD 20706 301-936-0067

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    Wrongful Death Lawyers in Lanham, MD

    4600 Forbes Boulevard Ste 201A Lanham, MD 20706 Free Consultation: 301-936-0067

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      Alpert Schreyer - Wrongful Death Brand

      LANHAM WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEYS

      Compassionate Counsel with More Than 30 Years of Experience

      Coping with the loss of a loved one is among the hardest, most trying experiences of a person’s life — all the moreso when that loved one has been taken away by the negligent actions of another. If you have found yourself in this tragic situation, we at Alpert Schreyer extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Fortunately, there is something that can be done to make the other party answer for what happened, and you may be able to recover damages to help pay for any costs associated with your loss.

      Our firm’s wrongful death lawyers have more than 30 years of experience in handling these cases. We understand that no legal ruling or amount of money will truly com

      pensate for the death of your loved one, but taking these actions can help you find some closure knowing that, in the future, others will not be hurt in the same way by the same party.

      Alpert Schreyer offers free, confidential consultations. Contact our Lanham wrongful death attorneys online today.

      Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

      Wrongful death lawsuits are essentially personal injury claims filed on behalf of someone who is no longer alive. Thus, the loved ones of the deceased person will file the wrongful death claim, either for their own losses in what the state deems a “wrongful death action” or for the losses of the estate, which the state classifies as a “survival action.”

      In Lanham, individuals eligible to file a claim fall into two categories:

      • Primary beneficiaries: This group typically seeks damages for their own losses related to their loved one’s wrongful death and includes surviving spouses, children, and parents. If the claim is won, all damages are paid to the primary beneficiaries filing the claim. This group may also file a survival action to recover estate losses.
      • Secondary beneficiaries: A deceased person’s surviving siblings, nieces/nephews, and other relatives may pursue a claim as secondary beneficiaries. If no primary beneficiary is alive or wanting to bring forth a claim, these secondary beneficiaries could file a claim on their behalf, but it will need to take the form of a survival action. Thus, any damages won will be paid to the estate, not the secondary beneficiary.

      Steps in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

      The first step in filing a wrongful death claim is to determine whether you fall into one of the above categories deemed eligible to pursue a claim and whether you are attempting to recover losses for yourself or for the estate.

      The second step is to speak to a lawyer to discuss the details of the accident to see if your case is eligible per the law. Essentially, a claimant needs to be able to prove that 1.) an act of negligence on the part of another caused the death of a loved one, and 2.) damages were suffered as a result. Even if you know that negligence occurred, you will need to establish this fact beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law to win your claim.

      From here, the next steps depend on the case itself. If the accident that led to the death was a car or truck accident, then an attorney will help you uncover evidence, often by examining and reconstructing the crash. If your loved one was killed by a defective product, the legal investigation will focus on that product and the company that manufactured it. For cases concerning medical malpractice, lawyers will delve into the nuances of the industry to determine what went wrong and when. As you can see, each case is unique.

      Maryland Statute of Limitations

      In Lanham and throughout the state, claimants are allowed three years from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim. If a government entity is involved, however, there may be additional deadlines to meet. That is why it is crucial to contact an attorney as soon as possible and discuss the details of your claim.

      Typical Wrongful Death Settlement Amounts

      As with other injury cases, compensation for wrongful death claims is paid out in a dollar amount determined by the nature and severity of the damages incurred. This is true for both the wrongful death action and the survival action. Therefore, it is difficult to determine the “average” wrongful death settlement because it depends so heavily on the details of the case. For reference, our firm has achieved six- and seven-figure outcomes for our clients in these claims, but that does not mean that your case will have a similar outcome.

      If you are wondering what damages may be recovered in a wrongful death suit, a few examples include the following:

      • Property damage
      • Lost wages
      • Loss of care
      • Loss of guidance
      • Loss of companionship
      • Funeral and burial expenses
      • The deceased’s medical expenses
      • Pain and suffering of the deceased

      “Non-economic” damages, meaning those damages that do not have an associated itemized bill or receipt (e.g. the loss of guidance), will be affected by the state’s wrongful death cap. Currently, the non-economic damages cap is $2 million throughout the state of Maryland.

      A Child’s Wrongful Death

      No parent should have to experience the loss of their child. At Alpert Schreyer, we know how heartbreaking and life-changing such a loss can be to a parent, which is why we are committed to taking on parties responsible for such tragedies via child wrongful death suits. After such a loss, feeling as though you do not possess the energy to navigate the legal system on your own is completely normal and valid. We will help you throughout the process, allowing you to properly mourn your child while we handle any legal red tape.

      Alpert Schreyer Truly Cares

      Our experienced attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and are known by industry organizations — including the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, Super Lawyers®, and Martindale-Hubbell® — for our fearless advocacy. We offer free consultations and do not charge any upfront fees. Therefore, if we do not win your case, you will not owe us a single penny. We have helped countless families pursue wrongful death claims. Let us help you.

      Call a Lanham wrongful death lawyer at 301-381-2655 today to discuss your case.

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      “After being rear-ended by a distracted driver, I was injured, my truck was totaled, and for the first time in my life - I needed a lawyer. My attorney, Chris Murphy, was diligent, personable, and fought for me every step of the way. And what matters most… WE WON! I strongly recommend contacting this firm.”

      - C Blue

      “Amazing firm. Went above and beyond in making me feel welcomed, informed, and at ease considering the serious reasons for me being there. It was my first time dealing with something like this and it was comforting knowing I had a whole team behind me working to get the best outcome possible which they did. Highly recommend this firm to anyone looking for a good reliable lawyer who will work with you and be considerate of your well being.”

      - Daniel Torres

      “I cannot say enough good things about this firm. Everyone has been so helpful, I was always included in everything and never left in the dark. The staff is always on top of it and respond back within minutes. I would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone in need! Made my life so much easier with great outcomes!”

      - Sheeba

      Client Testimonials

      The Opinions that Matter Most

      “After being rear-ended by a distracted driver, I was injured, my truck was totaled, and for the first time in my life - I needed a lawyer. My attorney, Chris Murphy, was diligent, personable, and fought for me every step of the way. And what matters most… WE WON! I strongly recommend contacting this firm.”

      - C Blue

      “Amazing firm. Went above and beyond in making me feel welcomed, informed, and at ease considering the serious reasons for me being there. It was my first time dealing with something like this and it was comforting knowing I had a whole team behind me working to get the best outcome possible which they did. Highly recommend this firm to anyone looking for a good reliable lawyer who will work with you and be considerate of your well being.”

      - Daniel Torres

      “The firm developed a program and mitigation strategies to help provide the best possible outcome of the case.”

      - Anonymous

      Client Testimonials

      The Opinions that Matter Most

      “After being rear-ended by a distracted driver, I was injured, my truck was totaled, and for the first time in my life - I needed a lawyer. My attorney, Chris Murphy, was diligent, personable, and fought for me every step of the way. And what matters most… WE WON! I strongly recommend contacting this firm.”

      - C Blue

      “Amazing firm. Went above and beyond in making me feel welcomed, informed, and at ease considering the serious reasons for me being there. It was my first time dealing with something like this and it was comforting knowing I had a whole team behind me working to get the best outcome possible which they did. Highly recommend this firm to anyone looking for a good reliable lawyer who will work with you and be considerate of your well being.”

      - Daniel Torres

      “I cannot say enough good things about this firm. Everyone has been so helpful, I was always included in everything and never left in the dark. The staff is always on top of it and respond back within minutes. I would absolutely recommend this firm to anyone in need! Made my life so much easier with great outcomes!”

      - Sheeba

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      Speaking to the Insurance Company After an Accident

      Ideally you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer before agreeing to speak with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. A qualified attorney can provide you with valuable input and assistance in order to protect your rights. However, should you decide to speak to the at-fault driver’s insurance company without first consulting with a personal injury lawyer you should be aware that, first and foremost, the job of an insurance company is to maximize their profits by minimizing payouts. They may use anything you say as a reason to deny your claim. For this reason, it is very important that you refuse to allow the insurance company to record your conversation. Be brief, concise and careful when speaking to any insurance company and do not accept responsibility for the crash at any time. Such admissions can put your claim in jeopardy. It is also important to note you could be waiving your right to compensation if you sign any document sent to you by an insurance company following an accident.

      What to Do After a Truck Accident

      After the accident occurs, document the scene and what happened. Always remember to refrain from admitting fault, even if the other driver is pressuring you to do so. Since most truck accidents result in blocked roadways and substantial property damage, you will likely need to contact the police for assistance, as well as to file an official report. It is very advisable to visit a medical professional for your injuries and receive the appropriate treatment immediately. The longer you wait, the worse your condition may get. Additionally, the at-fault party may use any gap between the accident and the doctor’s visit to dispute your claim.

      Lay Down a Strong Foundation for Your Case

      To give yourself a good chance at winning your claim, it is best to start with a strong foundation. That is why it is integral that you consult a lawyer as soon as possible. You should not speak to the trucking company or their insurance agents without a lawyer present because they may take your words out of context and use them against you in a court of law. They may seem friendly, but their top priority is their job, meaning they will often do anything they legally can to deny or minimize your claim.

      Work with Alpert Schreyer

      Alpert Schreyer attorneys have been met with national acclaim for their work in injury law by Super Lawyers®, Martindale-Hubbell, Lawyers of Distinction, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and others. We will fight to help you recover any damages associated with your claim, keeping you in the loop at all times. This is your future and recovery you are fighting for; let our seasoned attorneys join you in your fight for justice.

      We’ve helped thousands of injured clients; now, we want to help you.

      Call our Lanham accident lawyers at 301-381-2655.

      The skilled attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC have been fighting for the rights of car accident victims in Lanham for decades. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please contact our law offices at 301-381-2655 for a free case evaluation and comprehensive evaluation of your claim.

      Michael J. Schreyer

      Founding Partner

      Andrew D. Alpert

      Founding Partner

      Christopher Murphy

      Attorney

      Michael Berman

      Attorney

      Michael McCubbin

      Attorney

      Terrence Gaffney

      Attorney

      The reputed attorneys at Alpert Schreyer have a long history of helping the injured victims in Lanham and throughout the state. Contact us today to see how we can help you.

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