More often than not, an accident is not just an accident. Regrettably, some accidents result in loss of life because of another person’s negligent behavior or because of a company or corporation has been negligent. In Maryland, certain family members can bring a claim and hold the negligent party responsibility for the loss of life of their family member or loved one.
In Maryland, a Wrongful Death action may be filed, and money damages may be recovered by the surviving family members for their emotional pain and suffering resulting from the loss of life. The surviving family may also be compensated for the economic losses that may have resulted from the death of their family member of loved one.
If the person whose life was lost experienced conscious pain and suffering as a result of the negligent conduct of another, the deceased person’s Estate may assert a claim on behalf of the deceased person. This is called a Survival Action and it is filed at the same time as the Wrongful Death claim.
Louise Lock has handled Wrongful Death cases for more than 20 years and understands the emotional difficulties that arise in these matters. She has the requisite skills and compassion to help family members throughout this difficult time in their lives. Ms. Lock will vigorously pursue those claims and get the answers that you need and want, and the justice and compensation that you deserve.
If you believe that a loved one died as the result of the negligent actions of another person or entity, or if you have questions about a wrongful death claim, contact Louise A. Lock.