Wrongful Death

Wrongful DeathD.C. and Maryland Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing a loved one is always devastating. Learning that your loved one could still be alive if a third party had acted responsibly is never easy and may cause you additional pain and heartache. Wrongful death is simply defined as loss of life that could have been prevented if another person had acted differently.

Possible Causes:

  • If your loved one died as a result of a gunshot wound they would still be alive if the person had not pulled a weapon.
  • Medical Malpractice (negligence by a doctor or healthcare provider)
  • Auto Accidents (i.e a driver had been under the influence of alcohol or drugs)
  • Nursing home negligence (negligence by healthcare provider)
  • If you lost a loved one because they had a serious illness that was undiagnosed, they may be alive had the illness been diagnosed in a timely manner.
  • Product Liability (loved one fatally injured due to a defective product}

Compensation for your:

  • Lost future income
  • Hospitalization costs
  • Funeral/Burial Costs
  • Companionship
  • Pain and Suffering

In the event of a wrongful death, relatives are entitled to receive compensation for their hardship. Commonly, the families are left not only with the loss of a loved one, but also medical costs, funeral costs, and other expenses. Wrongful death lawsuits are not a way of replacing a loved one; there is no amount of money that could ever replace a person you love. However, when you are burdened with those additional medical expenses as a result of hospitalization prior to death, unexpected funeral and burial costs and lose the love, companionship and income of your loved one, you have the right to seek financial compensation from the responsible party. Speak with an attorney that is experienced, dedicated, and sensitive to your legal matter. The DC and Maryland  Wrongful Death attorneys at Morris LLP have experience representing families who lost a loved one as a result of the intentional or negligent acts of another. Contact Morris LLP at (301) 731-1000 if your loved one died in Maryland or D.C. and you believe their death could have been avoided.

 

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