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We're Here For Your Family

The death of a loved one is devastating no matter what the circumstances. But when a family member dies due to the reckless or negligent behavior of someone else, the loss and trying to cope with sudden change(s) it brings to you and your family can be overwhelming. Anger, frustration, confusion and helplessness are just some of the feelings people sometimes experience along with the grief of losing a loved one.

Maryland wrongful death lawyer Stuart L. Plotnick understands what you're going through. That's because he and his staff at the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick, LLC have worked with many families dealing with a loss of a family member due to a fatal personal injury accident.

Such cases are never easy for everyone involved. But attorney Plotnick proudly handles them because he understands the importance of these cases. If you lost a spouse, child, parent or another family member in a fatal accident in Maryland or surrounding areas, contact our law firm. Your family may qualify for benefits and financial compensation.

Causes of Wrongful Death Accidents

Wrongful death accidents occur for many different reasons. Some of the most common wrongful death accidents we handle involve fatal:

Whatever the cause of your fatal accident, we strongly urge you to schedule a free case evaluation with our law firm as soon as possible. You only have a limited amount of time to seek financial compensation after a fatal accident based on your state's statute of limitations, which are strict deadlines outlining exactly how long you have to file a wrongful death claim.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Case?

In Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia, the surviving family members of the deceased victim can seek compensation through a wrongful death case. These persons generally include:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Financial dependents

Eligible parties may vary in different jurisdictions. Our attorneys can help you determine who is eligible, and what types of damages each party can recover.

What We Can Do For You

Surviving family members in a wrongful death case can recover for both financial and non-financial losses, including:

  • Loss of income and financial support
  • Medical expenses of the deceased family member
  • Funeral and end-of-life expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Loss of benefits (insurance, pension, etc.)
  • Loss of other services and support provided by the deceased to his loved one's
  • Damages associated with grief and mental anguish

The amount of compensation that each party is eligible to receive will depend on their relationship to the deceased and the level of support. Damages may also include interest from the date that your loved one died.

Add to that the sudden loss of income and many families can quickly face financial ruin after such a tragic accident. Your family has suffered enough. You shouldn't have to pay for someone else's mistakes.

Our law firm can be your voice. We can speak up for you and demand the compensation your family rightfully deserves. We can also assist your family through the probate process and estate settlement, and can refer you to trusted grief counselors with experience helping families like yours through the aftermath of a wrongful death.

We recognize that no legal settlement or trial verdict will ever make up for the tragic loss of a loved one, but our firm will work diligently to ensure that your legal rights are protected.

Your case is about more than just money. It's about justice. Contact the Law Offices of Stuart L. Plotnick, LLC - we're here for you when you need us most.

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