Baltimore Wrongful Death Lawyer
Unfortunately, people die every day. While most die from natural causes or self-inflicted accidents, many are killed by the negligence or reckless behavior of others. This is a devastating situation, especially when the death is sudden and unexpected.
If your loved one was killed due to someone else’s negligence, this is called wrongful death. You may be able to claim compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include funeral expenses, medical bills, and loss of financial support and benefits. The family will likely be facing non-economic damages as well, including loss of sexual relations as well as loss of love, companionship, and support.
Getting compensation for all this can be tricky, though. You need evidence to prove your case. The Baltimore wrongful death lawyer at Furman | Honick Law can help. Schedule a free consultation so we can assess your case today.
Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful death can happen in many ways. Here are some examples:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Airplane accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Workplace accidents
- Dog bites
- Slips and falls
- Premises liability
- Accidental poisoning
- Criminal acts
Why You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer
When your loved one has been killed by someone else’s negligence, you may think you can just sue them and you’ll quickly get compensation. That’s not how it works. These cases require significant evidence, which is why it’s a good idea to have a lawyer on your side to help.
A lawyer can assist you by investigating the case. Sometimes it’s hard to get the facts together, since the victim is dead and the person who allegedly killed them will likely shift the blame to someone else — even the victim themselves. That’s why your lawyer will look at all available evidence, such as surveillance videos, police reports, eyewitness testimony, and any documents or photos that provide proof.
A lawyer can also help you understand your legal rights. Wrongful death laws vary from state to state. There are statutes of limitation, or time limits, involved, as well as limitations as to who can file a claim.
A lawyer can also appropriately value your case. Wrongful death cases can be complicated. Your lawyer will assess your case and help determine what damages you are entitled to receive. Non-economic damages cannot be easily calculated and are especially hard to quantify, which is why you need a lawyer who has experience with these types of claims.
Contact Furman | Honick Law Today
A loved one’s unexpected death can be devastating. If the death was caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional behavior, you can seek legal help.
The Baltimore wrongful death lawyers from Furman | Honick Law can help you get compensation for funeral expenses and other damages. We know that money won’t bring back your loved one, but it will help bring about justice and closure. To schedule a free consultation, fill out the online form or call (410) 844-6000.