Unfortunately, there is a voluminous body of reasons that people who are grieving may need to seek counsel from a reputable wrongful death lawyer Greenbelt MD residents can turn to during this difficult time.
When someone or a group of people or an entity act negligently, recklessly and/or with a complete disregard for one’s safety, or with the intent to harm or kill- it can result in a death that can be considered wrongful. Some wrongful deaths can be considered criminal acts and individuals who are accused of committing them can be tried in a criminal court. Regardless of whether there is a criminal case against someone, and regardless of the outcome of the criminal case if there is one, a deceased person’s family may be able to file a wrongful death civil lawsuit in the hopes of gaining compensation from the accused.
It is hard enough to lose someone you love regardless of the reason but when it is because of something that could have been prevented by someone else’s actions (or inactions) the feelings of anger, frustration and despair can be overwhelming.
If you think that someone has died because of someone’s negligence, malice or reckless behavior, contact a wrongful death lawyer Greenbelt MD community members trust, to find out what your and your family’s rights are.
No amount of money can replace a person who has died suddenly. No amount of money can make a person’s wrongful death feel okay to their surviving loved ones. Unfortunately, in addition to a family’s sadness and grieving, a loved one’s untimely death can cause serious financial problems for the family.
To find out whether the cause of your loved one’s unfortunate death may be a claim that you and your family can seek compensation for, explain your situation to a licensed wrongful death lawyer Greenbelt MD families know they can rely on. Compensation that a deceased person’s family may be entitled to, includes but is not limited to the following damages that typically fall into two broad categories:
Damages experienced by the deceased from the time of the damaging event until the
time of the decedent’s death can be a cause to seek compensation for. Whether your
loved one died very soon after the traumatic experience, or weeks or even years after
the event, you and your family may be entitled to compensation for their medical
expenses, the deceased person’s mental and physical pain and suffering, funeral/burial
expenses and lost wages.
Laws governing wrongful death cases vary from state to state. For a more comprehensive explanation of damages you may be able to seek compensation for, you may find it helpful to talk to a wrongful death lawyer Greenbelt MD families have been able to rely on in the past.
Damages experienced by the next of kin are damages that are intended to compensate
the deceased’s surviving family members for their financial losses. In general, these
damages are meant to replace what the deceased would have earned over their lifetime,
had it not ended tragically
Loss of consortium damages may be awarded in some states when a spouse or
immediate family member is deprived of the deceased’s love and companionship.
If you are grieving over a loved one’s death that you think could have been prevented, contact Cohen and Cohen, P.C. to discuss your case with a wrongful death lawyer Greenbelt MD is fortunate to have in its midst.