Wrongful Death Attorneys
Wrongful Death Lawyers - Anne Arundel County, MD
A “wrongful death” occurs when someone is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another person.
The wrongful death attorneys at Cohen & Greene, P.A. will work with surviving family members with compassion and strength. When a loved one is killed by someone else’s negligence, surviving family members may have mixed feelings about making a monetary claim for the death. Certainly, no amount of money can bring the departed loved one back.
However, wrongful death lawsuits resulting in a monetary award are the only way civil law can recognize the decedent’s life, compensate for the lost wages and reimburse for medical bills, and, if appropriate, penalize the party at fault.
Maryland has a civil "wrongful death statute," which establishes the procedures for bringing wrongful death lawsuits. An action for wrongful death belongs to certain persons identified by statute. In Maryland, such persons include the decedent's immediate family members, such as surviving spouses and children, parents and sometimes siblings. Our wrongful death attorneys can explain all of the intricacies of these wrongful death lawsuits and help achieve the best possible outcome for your family.
Damages awarded under the “wrongful death statute” may include damages for mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, loss of society, companionship, comfort, protection, marital care, parental care, filial care, attention, advice, counsel, training, guidance, or education where applicable for the death of a spouse, child parent.
In most cases, a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed within three years of the person’s death, with the exception of occupational disease as a cause of death, when the disease was caused by toxic exposure in the person’s workplace.
If you feel your loved one died as a result of a wrongful death, contact us today for a free consultation, and one of our wrongful death attorneys will arrange to meet with you to discuss your case.