Maryland Wrongful Death / Survivor Action Lawyer
The untimely death of a loved one at the hands of a negligent individual is devastating. Unfortunately, this happens all too often. Our Maryland lawyers have experience litigating these types of cases. Depending on the circumstances, there may be cause for a wrongful death claim and/or a survivor action.
Frequent examples of incidents that result in fatalities are:
- Auto accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Truck accident
- Industrial Accidents
- Product Defects
- Accidents involving Premises Liability
Wrongful death actions are strictly regulated, and only primary beneficiaries such as the spouse, parents and children of the decedent may bring a claim. If no primary beneficiaries exist, a secondary beneficiary may bring a claim, but only if that person was substantially dependent on the decedent.
A survivor action is brought by the personal representative of the deceased to recover for pain and suffering that may have occurred prior to death while the deceased was conscious.
Many times these cases, such as in truck accidents, require bringing in the employer of the negligent party, because the employer would be jointly liable for torts committed by an employee acting within the scope of his or her employment.
If you have experienced a death in your family and believe the death was due to the negligence of another, we can help, call (410) 761-6800 to speak with a member of our staff.