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Losing a loved one is one of life’s most painful experiences. Losing a loved one because of wrongful death is even more difficult to accept. If the wrongful actions of a medical professional caused wrongful death, you may be entitled to compensation.
What You Can Do
Every U.S. state allows the heirs or representative of a lost loved one to file a lawsuit for monetary damages. To determine what those damages are, the courts must determine the proper amount of compensation allowable under the law. To do so, they need answers to questions such as:
- How much money was earned by the deceased?
- How much money was saved by the deceased?
- Were the survivors financially dependent on the deceased and, if so, to what degree?
Other issues taken into consideration by the courts are expenses borne by the survivors for medical and funeral expenses.
Additionally, legal actions for wrongful death are generally quite complex, particularly when several negligent parties contributed to your loved one’s death. Some suits may be settled the matter goes to trial. Others may result in a court case and a verdict. While no amount of money can ever compensate for your loss, the courts can compensate individuals in the case of wrongful death by providing the survivors of the deceased with financial compensation and bringing the responsible party to justice.
Getting the Help You Need
The grief of losing a loved one can be overwhelming and seeking legal advice to determine what your legal rights are may not feel like an urgent issue you are ready to face. Please be advised that wrongful death cases are subject to a statute of limitations on filing for compensation. This means you only have a specific period within which to file your lawsuit or you will lose your right to recovery.
If you have additional questions about wrongful death lawsuits, please visit our Questions about Wrongful Death page.
Click here for information on Choosing a Wrongful Death Attorney.
When a loved one has died as a result of the negligence of another, you can count on respect, results, and expertise from The Yost Legal Group. We will fight for your rights, and we will do it while giving you the personal attention you deserve. To begin an evaluation of your case, contact our wrongful death attorneys who can assist you in understanding your options and protecting your interests. Our firm will only collect a fee and recover expenses if we receive a positive verdict or settlement for you.
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Disclaimer: The Baltimore Injury Attorneys of The Yost Legal Group provide information about personal injury lawsuits, including Wrongful Death, Nursing Home Abuse and Product Liability. It is not meant to be taken as formal legal advice. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, please contact an injury lawyer at our Baltimore, Maryland office today.