Compassionate Baltimore Lawyers Help You with Wrongful Death Claims
Recover damages from the negligent person or corporation responsible for your loss
No amount of money can erase the grief of losing your loved one. Yet, unpaid bills and an uncertain financial future can further increase your trauma. A wrongful death lawsuit can provide you with much-needed funds at a difficult time.
LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton was established in Baltimore 33 years ago to help families like yours who have been torn apart because of the negligence of another individual or corporation. Our lawyers guide your family through the process of filing a wrongful death claim in the Maryland courts to recover your rightful damages for your loved one’s catastrophic injuries and death. Although litigation is likely the last thing on your mind right now, we urge you to seek counsel as soon as possible so you can take action within Maryland’s strict statute of limitations.
Filing a wrongful death lawsuit
A wrongful death claim is filed by the personal representative administering the estate of your loved one. Such a claim is based on an underlying personal injury claim. Therefore, you must prove all of the elements of negligence and the relationship between the accident and the fatality. For example, if your loved one was killed by a careless driver, you must present evidence related to the auto accident and demonstrate that the injuries resulted in your loved one’s death.
After recovering damages from the defendant, the estate distributes the compensation to the deceased’s beneficiaries according to the laws of Maryland. Our attorneys assist the personal representative through the process of litigating the case and collecting on the judgment.
Damages awarded in a wrongful death claim
Our firm’s steadfast commitment to the personal injury practice area arises from our dedication to justice. We believe you should not have to suffer financial devastation while mourning the loss of your family member. Depending on the facts of your case, our lawyers help you pursue such damages as:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical bills associated with the fatal injury
- Lost future income
- Lost benefits, including veteran’s disability, Social Security and healthcare
- Loss of services, such as childcare, landscaping, cooking, cleaning, home management and accounting
- Loss of love, companionship, guidance, advice, friendship and protection
Learn how our team can help your family recover after the loss of your loved one
Our attorneys and staff want to help your family during this difficult time. Call LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton in Baltimore, MD at 877.854.2138 or contact our firm online to schedule your free initial consultation. We handle wrongful death and personal injury cases on contingency and maintain a 24-hour hotline to take your call.