No one expects to lose a loved one to a preventable accident. However, if you are faced with the death of your loved one in Prince George’s County due to the negligence of another, one of the wrongful death attorneys at May Lightfoot, PLLC, may be able to help.
At May Lightfoot, PLLC, our wrongful death attorneys are:
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We understand the aftermath of a tragic accident is devastating to a family. That is why May Lightfoot, PLLC, is committed to helping you seek justice and compensation for your loss. Contact our office today to schedule a confidential consultation with one of our wrongful death attorneys.
Let Our Experienced Prince George’s County Wrongful Death Attorneys Help You
The death of a loved one is overwhelming, and you may be facing final medical and funeral expenses for your loved one. While no amount of money will ever replace your loss, May Lightfoot, PLLC, will help you hold the person or company responsible for your loved one’s death and get you the compensation needed to pay for any of the accident-related expenses.
Our wrongful death attorneys will make sure you understand your legal rights and that your claim is properly handled so you may focus on yourself and your family. May Lightfoot, PLLC, does this through the following:
- Managing all insurance company and creditor communications;
- Investigating your loved one’s death;
- Collecting all necessary evidence;
- Identifying any sources of compensation;
- Calculating the full present and future losses resulting from your loved one’s death;
- Aggressively negotiating with insurance companies to obtain a fair and just settlement; and
- Taking your wrongful death case to court if the insurance company refuses to pay sufficient compensation.
Call May Lightfoot, PLLC’s wrongful death attorneys now, to go over the facts of your situation and allow us to determine whether or not you have a valid wrongful death claim. We will walk you through each step of the process and treat you with the utmost care and respect.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim is a personal injury claim where the family members of the deceased stand in his or her place to bring a lawsuit since the deceased is no longer able to do so. Family members file wrongful death claims to obtain monetary compensation for their losses, hold negligent parties responsible for the death of their loved one, and find a sense of closure to their loved one’s passing.
Some common personal injury accidents that result in wrongful death claims are as follows:
- Car accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Slip and fall injuries;
- Medical malpractice accidents;
- Construction or workplace accidents;
- Firearm accidents; and
- Intentional acts of violence.
A wrongful death case is separate from a criminal homicide case which is filed by the state and results in a criminal conviction and prison time, fines, probation, and other penalties. A defendant may be sued for wrongful death in civil court and face criminal homicide charges simultaneously.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Maryland?
In Maryland, the following people are allowed to file a wrongful death lawsuit:
- The deceased person’s spouse;
- The deceased person’s parents; and/or
- The deceased person’s children.
If none of the above are living, then any person related to the deceased by blood or marriage and who was substantially dependent on the deceased may file the wrongful death claim.
Contact an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney Today
Coping with the death of a loved one is difficult, especially when it was preventable. If your family would like the help of an experienced wrongful death attorney to help pursue the financial security needed to move forward with your lives, contact May Lightfoot, PLLC.
The wrongful death attorneys at May Lightfoot, PLLC, will help you through the wrongful death claims process and get you compensation for losses such as medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and other personal damages. If you believe a family member’s death was caused by another’s carelessness, please contact us for a complimentary consultation to help you understand your options: