Wrongful Death Claims in Gaithersburg, MD
Fatal Injury Claims in Montgomery County, MD
Sussman & Simcox know that there’s nothing worse than losing a close family member. Our experienced attorneys are ready to represent you in your wrongful death claim in Montgomery County, MD. Deaths caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of someone can make losing a loved one even worse than it already is. We’re here to ensure that you don’t allow the feelings of powerlessness, depression, or anger to prevent you from taking steps to protect your rights to compensation. If your family has recently lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or business, put our experienced attorneys and decades of trial experience to work for you. Contact the Gaithersburg, Maryland law offices of Sussman & Simcox today for a free consultation and immediate legal help.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Lawyers in Maryland
Our Montgomery County law firm handles wrongful death claims on behalf of families in Rockville, Germantown, Gaithersburg, and the Baltimore-D.C. corridor as well as throughout the surrounding areas of Maryland. Our practice includes fatal injuries suffered in all types of accidents such as car and truck accidents, plane crashes, boating accidents, property accidents, and medical malpractice.
Professional Assistance with Wrongful Death Lawsuits
While many people are familiar with the term wrongful death, there are often two distinct claims that need to be filed in connection with such cases. The first is the wrongful death claim, which is brought by family members seeking compensation for damages, including a loss of consortium, loss of support, and loss of expected financial contributions the deceased would have made to the family had they lived. Wrongful death claims should be handled by the experienced attorneys at Sussman & Simcox. Maryland statutes detail who may legally recover for the loss of a loved one.
Survival Action Claims in Montgomery County, MD
The second type of claim that needs to be filed in connection with a wrongful death is known as a survival action. A survival claim is generally brought on behalf of the decedent’s estate by the estate’s executor or personal representative. Compensation in these cases is for the pain, suffering, and medical and funeral expenses suffered by the victim themselves. Pain and suffering may not be allowed in cases where it is judged the victim died instantaneously. A survival action claim is named so because it permits a personal injury lawsuit to survive the deceased. They are prosecuted the same way as a personal injury lawsuit, requiring the skilled and experienced attorneys at Sussman & Simcox by your side.
Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death claims are often brought by a representative of the recognized class of family members or by the group of those members who suffer from their loved one’s death. Immediate family members like children and spouses are eligible to sue for wrongful death. In some cases, even distant family members may have a claim. In addition, parents of a deceased fetus may sue in certain circumstances.
How Long Does it Take to Settle Wrongful Death Claims?
Wrongful death lawsuits do not typically get settled right away. They often take between one and four years to resolve, which is why it’s essential to have the experienced and aggressive attorneys at Sussman & Simcox fighting for you.
What Types of Compensation May Be Available?
There’s no simple answer, but Sussman & Simcox have helped Maryland families obtain millions of dollars during our years in practice. The value of your wrongful death claim depends on many factors, including the strength of your relationship with the deceased person, the decedent’s earning capacity, the medical bills incurred, and the effectiveness of your legal representation.
Why Do I Need an Attorney?
Wrongful death lawsuits are often drawn out and complex. Attempting to handle them by yourself would certainly not be recommended. It’s difficult enough to deal with grieving the loss of a loved one, and wrongful death lawsuits should be left to the legal professionals at Sussman & Simcox. Hiring an attorney will simplify the process and ensure that every step is completed properly with appropriate evidence supporting your case. Even if you think you can make a case on your own, the guidance of legal counsel can only advance your efforts. The experienced wrongful death attorneys at Sussman & Simcox serve families in Montgomery County, MD, including Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Germantown. We proudly offer free consultations, and we don’t take any fees unless we are able to obtain a verdict, award, or settlement on your behalf. That’s especially important in wrongful death cases, which are often long and drawn out. Be sure to contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
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