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Wrongful Death

[Photo of Grieving Spouse]Experienced Wrongful Death Attorneys for Baltimore Residents

Personal injury accidents often result in devastating and long-lasting consequences. Unfortunately, in the worst cases, the injury can result in the death of a loved one. In such instances, the family members of the deceased victim can bring a claim for wrongful death against the party who is responsible for the loss of their loved one. The personal injury attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC have over twenty years of experience representing plaintiffs in wrongful death cases in and near Baltimore. We treat each client with the care and compassion they deserve and have helped numerous clients seek the compensation they deserve for the death of their family member.

Hold a Careless Wrongdoer Responsible for an Unnecessary Death

According to the Maryland Wrongful Death Statute, a deceased victim’s surviving family members can bring a lawsuit on their own behalf seeking compensation for their loved one’s death. The claim seeks to provide the surviving family members with compensation for the loss of the deceased victim’s love, companionship, and financial support that the family would have continued to receive if the victim had not died. The statute provides that only certain family members, or beneficiaries, can recover damages, including a surviving spouse, child, or parent of the victim. In some instances, a secondary beneficiary can recover if there are no immediate beneficiaries alive at the time of the death, but only in certain circumstances.

To recover damages for the death of a loved one, the plaintiff must show that the defendant acted negligently. A negligence claim includes four elements. To establish the first element, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant owed the deceased victim a duty of care, which requires each of us to act with the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonably prudent person would use in similar circumstances. The second element requires the plaintiff to prove that the defendant failed to meet this standard of care, and the third element requires the plaintiff to show that the defendant’s breach of the standard of care was the direct cause of the decedent’s death.

Recover Damages for the Loss of Your Loved One

The final element of negligence requires the plaintiff to show that as a result of the defendant’s breach the plaintiff suffered damages. This is one of the most widely contested elements of a wrongful death claim. In Maryland, there is no statutory cap on the amount of economic damages that a beneficiary can be awarded in a wrongful death suit. This includes damages for loss of future support that the plaintiff would have continued to receive but for the victim’s death.

Lawyers Helping Maryland Families Seek Justice

Losing a loved one as the result of someone’s carelessness is a devastating and life altering event. Although no amount of money can ever truly compensate you and your family for the loss of your family member, it can help you obtain the compensation you need to cover medical, funeral, and other expenses and get back on your feet. Our lawyers have guided many Maryland and Washington, D.C., families through wrongful death claims arising from car accidents, medical malpractice, and other events. We are prepared to help you and your family establish the compensation to which you are owed. We offer a free, no obligation consultation, so there is no harm in meeting with us to determine your rights. Call Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC at 410-654-3600 or toll free at 1-800-654-1949, or contact us online to get started now.

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Throughout the process [of the motor vehicle collision case] you were available, responsive and up front. You were available for my questions, and my need for reassurance, and when the opportunity arose to better the outcome of my case, you did not shy away from the extra work. You have proven yourself to be an honest, realistic and caring advocate for the little guy in need. I will refer your firm to any who may be in similar need.
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I can't thank you enough for your efforts and dedication to resolving my case. I also want to thank you for your consistent professional manner, touched with that extra personal care that I sensed whenever we communicated. . . . You are a wonderful person and I wish you continued success. Again, thanks for everything. Hallie W.
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I am proud to have had Lebowitz & Mzhen represent me in an automobile personal injury case I was involved with. Not only did they come through with a settlement worth far more than I thought possible, the entire office was always friendly, knowledgeable, and ready to answer any questions I had. Should an incident like this occur again, I will not hesitate to contact Lebowitz & Mzhen for their counsel, advice and representation, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone seeking honest and effective attorneys. Mark B.
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