Helping those in my community recover fair and reasonable compensation for their injuries, so they can focus on getting better and looking to the future.

Helping Baltimore Families Find Justice And Financial Security After Losing A Loved One

Losing a loved one in an auto accident fatality, head trauma from a slip and fall accident or any other preventable personal injury is beyond heartbreaking. You are likely feeling a host of emotions, such as anger, shock or numb.

Finding balance in life after such a tragic accident takes time but what happens when your loved one was the primary breadwinner in the family? How will you support your family?

Fortunately, the law in Maryland allows spouses, children and other family members to recover compensation after losing a loved one. Such compensation varies and depends on individual circumstances.

Recovering The Compensation You Deserve

I am personal injury attorney Elan Rafael and I help individuals recover compensation under the law to help them pay for expenses associated with the accident but also future damages. I am a true advocate for injured parties.

Insurance companies that are often involved with paying out these claims have deep pockets and resources to fight against paying out what you are entitled to. I am here to be an advocate for you and your family. Reach out today to find out how I can help.

Get Answers To Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death Claims In Maryland

Clients often have many questions about the process. Below are answers to many common questions people frequently ask.

What Is A Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim (typically brought by the estate of a person who died as the result of someone else’s negligence) is a legal claim that allows family members to obtain compensation from the at-fault party for causing the death of their loved one.

Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Claim after an Auto Accident?

In most cases, the estate of the deceased individual brings the wrongful death lawsuit. An estate is usually set up by a relative or spouse of the person who is deceased. The survivors who can eventually recover the monetary compensation in Maryland are usually reserved for spouses, parents and children of the deceased.

What Damages Are Survivors Entitled To In A Wrongful Death Case?

The main types of compensation, or damages, survivors can recover in a wrongful death case are future lost earnings for dependents, and loss of companionship, solace, grief, pain, and suffering for surviving family members.

How Is The Amount Of Damages Determined In A Wrongful Death Claim? Does The Severity Of Injuries Matter?

The more egregious the actions of the person who caused the death, the more money the family is likely to recover. Age also matters; someone who was young when they were killed would normally receive more money in a wrongful death claim than someone who was older. Speaking to an attorney is strongly advised to allow for a complete analysis of potential compensation.

When Do Survivors Need To File A Wrongful Death Claim In Maryland?

In Maryland, the timeframe to file a wrongful death claim, known as the statute of limitations, is three years from the date of death.

Contact My Office To Set Up A Free Consultation

If you have lost a loved one due to the action of another negligent party, contact my office to talk about what happened, the legal process and what you could potentially recover. I offer free consultations.

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