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.

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 Lexington Park, MD

22776 Three Notch Rd., Suite 201 Lexington Park, MD 20653 301-936-0067

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    Personal Injury Lawyers in Lexington Park, MD

    22776 Three Notch Rd.,
    Suite 201

    Lexington Park, MD 20653

    Free Consultation: 301-936-0067

    Do You Need Legal Help?

      Alpert Schreyer  - Wrongful Death Brand

      Losing a loved one due to the actions of another is never expected, and trying to cope with that loss is understandably difficult. If you lost your loved one because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to take legal action and hold the liable party accountable, preventing the same earth-shattering tragedy from befalling another.

      Alpert Schreyer knows that no type of legal action can bring your loved one back or truly make up for your loss, but a successful legal claim may bring you some closure and help you resolve any debt and expenses that have accumulated as a result. We will fight tirelessly to help you recover your maximum compensation and hold the at-fault party responsible.

      Contact our Lexington Park wrongful death lawyers online today. Case evaluations are offered free of charge and obligation.

      Who Is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

      While many people are affected by a person’s wrongful death — their loved ones, friends, coworkers, and relatives — only those who are considered primary and secondary beneficiaries are legally allowed to file a claim.

      Primary beneficiaries include surviving spouses, natural and adopted children, and the parents of the deceased individual. They can file both a “wrongful death action” to recover damages for their own losses arising from their loved one’s untimely death or a “survival action” to seek compensation for losses experienced by the estate. Survival actions can also be filed by secondary beneficiaries, which include nieces, nephews, siblings, and other relatives. At this time, the state of Maryland does not allow secondary beneficiaries to file a wrongful death action.

      All compensation awarded for a survival action is paid to the estate, not to the person who filed the claim. Therefore, secondary beneficiaries cannot pursue damages for themselves.

      Deadlines for Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

      Maryland law allows individuals three years from the date of their loved one’s death to file a wrongful death action, per the statute of limitations. This deadline may be shortened if a government body is named in the claim; in some cases, there could even be multiple deadlines to which you must adhere. If any deadlines are missed, the court may consider your claim ineligible and refuse to review it at all.

      Economic, Non-Economic, and Capped Damages

      No amount of money can make up for a person’s death, but the court can only offer monetary compensation as a means of justice for those pursuing wrongful death and survival actions. For these cases, damages typically tend to include pain and suffering experienced by you and/or the deceased person before their time of death, any lost wages, property damage, medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and/or the loss of guidance, companionship, consortium, or care.

      Damages, such as medical expenses, are considered “economic damages” because they must be paid with money by someone to someone (e.g. medical bills must be paid to the hospital). On the other hand, there are “non-economic damages,” which are simply damages that cannot be easily quantified in monetary terms, such as pain and suffering and the loss of companionship. Lexington Park and the state of Maryland currently cap all non-economic damages at $2 million.

      Should I Hire a Lawyer?

      It is more than worth it to hire an attorney to assist you in filing a wrongful death claim, as they will be able to save you time and money. If you submit your claim incorrectly or with partial information, you will be required to spend more time filling out documents to correct it and may end up having to retain a lawyer or paralegal to sort it out anyway. It is always easier to start with a stable foundation and build a strong claim up from there.

      Furthermore, many lawyers will accept your case on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay unless you win your claim. At Alpert Schreyer, we follow this practice: If we do not bring your claim to a favorable outcome, you will not owe us a penny.

      Work with an Experienced Lexington Park Attorney Team

      Alpert Schreyer is home to a team of wrongful death attorneys that has recovered millions of dollars for bereaved clients, helping them find closure and move on. Past case results cannot guarantee a favorable outcome for your case, rather they demonstrate our great skill in handling such legal claims. We are renowned by Super Lawyers®, Martindale-Hubbell®, our peers, and our past clients because of our success in and dedication to guiding Lexington Park residents through some of the hardest times of their lives.

      FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP YOU. CALL A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER AT OUR LEXINGTON PARK OFFICE AT 301-381-2655.

      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

      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

      How Is Compensation Determined for Truck Accidents?

      Compensation is awarded based on the nature of your injury. The worse it is, the bigger its impact on your life. Because more damages tend to incur as a result of major injuries as opposed to minor ones, a plaintiff filing a claim for a severe injury is likely to win more compensation than a plaintiff who suffered a minor injury.

      For instance, after sustaining an injury to the brain, individuals tend to require time off from work and multiple medical checkups to ensure that their condition is improving. Medical bills and lost wages compound on each other and can end up amounting to a mountain of debt, all because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. The negligent party responsible for the accident, and therefore this person’s injury, is required by law to compensate them and pay off at least some of this debt.

      Damages available to claimants often include but are not limited to:

      • Medical expenses
      • Disability accommodations
      • Lost wages
      • Pain and suffering
      • Missed time from work
      • Missed time from school

      For claimants pursuing justice after losing their loved one in a truck accident, compensation may cover funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship and guidance, and the like.

      Hire a Lexington Park Lawyer

      Since truck accident claims are often complex due to the fact that multiple parties are involved (the truck driver, their employer, and their employer’s insurance company), it is a good idea to obtain the help of an experienced attorney who can fight against trucking companies that have the money to hire skilled lawyers of their own. Our Lexington Park legal team will do just that, as we have done for countless clients across the state. Work with acclaimed truck accident attorneys who truly care about you and your case.

      Call 301-381-2655 to schedule a free case evaluation with a Lexington Park truck accident lawyer.

      Michael J. Schreyer

      Founding Partner

      Andrew D. Alpert

      Founding Partner

      Christopher Murphy

      Attorney

      Michael Berman

      Attorney

      Michael McCubbin

      Attorney

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