Wrongful Death Claims For Lost Loved Ones

Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to situations where someone is fatally injured because of the negligence, recklessness or intentional acts of another person or company.

Wrongful death cases may come about in a number of different ways, including motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, premises liability and medical malpractice. The goal of wrongful death law is to provide relief, through compensation, to the survivors as a result of the wrongful death of a loved one.

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Families burdened with the loss of a loved one are usually not in a position to evaluate or even consider their legal rights. They are usually preoccupied by the more important concerns of family and friends in time of need. At Vail A. Kaufman, P.A., in Greenbelt, Maryland, our attorneys are sensitive to the needs of clients and their loved ones at such difficult times. We provide caring, sensitive representation and we respect the privacy and dignity of families forced to deal with an untimely death.

A wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent party is generally initiated by or on behalf of the spouse, children or family of the decedent, through their lawyer. In some unique situations, someone other than the deceased's immediate family may be able to recover damages if he or she relied upon the deceased for support.

A plaintiff in a wrongful death action may be able to recover damages such as:

  • Hospital and medical care
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Compensation for the financial aid the deceased would have provided in the future
  • Compensation for the loss of companionship, affection, love and moral support the deceased would have provided

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Wrongful death cases usually merit a significant investment of time and resources on the part of the attorney handling the claim. Vail A. Kaufman, P.A., is well-prepared to devote the time and resources necessary in order to get you just compensation. At Vail A. Kaufman, P.A., you can rest assured that we are dedicated to protecting the surviving family's rights. Contact us online or call 301-850-2470 or 800-724-1621 to schedule a complimentary initial consultation.