If you’re in Dundalk and struggling with the grief and financial consequences of a wrongful death, you don’t have to suffer through it alone. Family members of wrongful death negligence may pursue damages from the negligent party. An attorney from Brown and Barron can help you seek those recoverable damages.
At Brown and Barron we pride ourselves on handling our clients with compassion. Our attorneys have over 130 years of combined experience fighting for good people going through the worst times of their lives. If you believe your loved one suffered a premature or preventable death due to medical malpractice or nursing home abuse or neglect, we want to help you hold them accountable.
Who Is Allowed to File a Wrongful Death Case?
To file a wrongful death case in Maryland, you must be the primary beneficiary of the deceased. According to Maryland law, any of the following people may be considered primary beneficiaries:
- Parent of the deceased party
- Spouse of the deceased party
- A legal adult child of the deceased party
If you are a legal adult child whom the deceased party adopted, you qualify as a primary beneficiary. So, if your adoptive parent died a wrongful death, you are still allowed to bring an action.
Get in touch with a wrongful death lawyer serving Dundalk, 410-547-0202 for a free case evaluation.
What Kind of Damages Can Brown and Barron Seek in a Wrongful Death Case?
In Maryland, the damages you can seek because of a wrongful death fall into two separate classifications: economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages constitute any financial losses a primary beneficiary incurs because of the wrongful death. Examples of economic damages include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Medical bills related to the treatment of the wrongful death victim
- Funeral expenses
- Lost income
- Property damage
The amount of economic damages we would seek on your behalf varies. Because these variables are unique to every case, you would need to speak to an attorney from our firm for us to estimate the economic damages we might demand on your behalf.
The second classification of recoverable damages in Maryland wrongful death cases is non-economic damages. Non-economic damages refer to things like emotional pain and suffering, mental trauma, and loss of intimacy or companionship. It is difficult to put a dollar value on these kinds of damages. However, Maryland law limits non-economic damages in wrongful death cases to a maximum of $2,000,000.
What Types of Negligent Actions Can Lead to Wrongful Death Cases?
Although there are a multitude of activities that can lead to wrongful death, Brown and Barron specifically represent primary beneficiaries in wrongful death cases with the following causes:
- Nursing home abuse
- Nursing home neglect
- Medical malpractice
How Can Brown and Barron Help with my Wrongful Death Case?
It’s a sad reality that the negligent party will try to deny liability in most wrongful death cases. This is true even in cases where the liability would seem obvious. One of our main points of focus in any wrongful death case will be to examine the facts and prove that negligence, abuse, or recklessness has led to the preventable death of your loved one. As part of that process, we will do the following:
- Collect evidence
- Interview witnesses
Secondly, at Brown and Barron, we want all our wrongful death clients to focus on the most important aspect right now: caring for their families and finding peace after their loss. So, we will also handle case-related details, which include the following:
- Negotiating directly with the negligent party’s insurer or legal counsel
- Holding depositions
- Tabulating your total damages
- Filing and responding to pre-trial motions from opposing counsel
- Representing your case in court
Why Should I Trust Brown and Barron with My Wrongful Death Case?
Here at Brown and Barron, we know there are a lot of personal injury firms you can use for your case. But when you’re making that decision, two important things to consider are the track record of the firm you hire in winning settlements for their clients and the reputation of the firm’s attorneys.
In just the years between 2017 and 2021, Brown and Barron have won over $80 million in judgments, settlements, and verdicts for our clients. In addition, our founding partner, Brian Brown, has gone to trial in almost 100 cases and has earned a prestigious 10.0 rating from Avvo. Brian has focused on wrongful death from nursing home abuse and medical malpractice for over 30 years.
Read What Brown and Barron Clients Have to Say About Us
The best recommendation we can get is from a former client who has used our services and was happy with the result. When our former clients give us good reviews, it means we’ve made a positive impact on their lives, and nothing means more to us than that.
We invite you to read these testimonials from our former clients. We can’t promise to win your case, but we promise to do all we can to earn a positive review from you for our services.
How Much does Brown and Barron Charge to Represent Clients in Dundalk Wrongful Death Cases?
Aside from the emotional loss, the economic consequences of a loved one’s wrongful death are one of the most difficult aspects to handle. We know many primary beneficiaries in wrongful death cases struggle with lost income and medical bills. However, we don’t want that to keep prospective clients from accessing legal services.
That’s why Brown and Barron will take your wrongful death case on a contingency if you choose to let us represent you. That means you won’t have to worry about a bill for our legal services unless we’re able to secure a monetary settlement or award for damages in your wrongful death case. Your focus should be on your family, not the finances involved with seeking recoverable damages for the loss of your loved one.
Brown and Barron Can’t Help Until You Call Us!
We’re proud of our history of helping primary beneficiaries in wrongful death cases get the recoverable damages they need after a tragic, unnecessary loss. We know that no amount of money will replace what you lost, but we also know that securing recoverable damages can help your family move forward.
With that said, we can’t help you put the pieces back together until you call us. We not only take cases on contingency, but we offer free consultations as well. The way we see it, the sooner we talk, the sooner we can show you how we can help. So let us know how we can help you by calling us today.
Contact Brown & Barron online today to schedule a free case review with a with a wrongful death lawyer serving Dundalk.