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What to Do When Serious Injuries Become Wrongful Death Claims in Maryland

At the Law Office of Robert Castro, our wrongful death attorneys in Waldorf have successfully represented Maryland families who have lost their loved ones to negligence for over 15 years.

Our Charles County personal injury attorney’s steadfast and aggressive approach to pursuing justice for our clients is unmatched in our communities, as we customized each case to develop the outcome each client needs to move forward with confidence.

Often, that means meeting with families to discuss their loved one’s catastrophic injuries while they are still incapacitated, so we can preserve important evidence that will help build their cases.

Other times, injury victims may not be able to survive their injuries, which means the severity of their accident has directly led to their death.

Whether they can survive their injuries that were caused by negligence for weeks, months, or even years before their families must tragically say goodbye, their loss can still be pursued in the form of a wrongful death claim that includes the pain and suffering they endured during the time they survived.

We know how difficult wrongful death claims are for our Maryland families, which is why we take the lead in building, investigating, and preparing their cases, so they can focus on fully grieving with their families.

Wrongful Death Cases Can Be Pursued Against Negligent Parties of All Types in Maryland

Last month we discussed the most common causes of wrongful death in Maryland, which included, but is not limited to, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability accidents, medical malpractice, and criminal activity to name a few.

When an incident immediately causes a fatality, or if the injured person can survive the initial cause but later succumbs to their injuries, the negligent party – whether it was a distracted driver, property owner, physician, or attacker – may be held liable for our client’s financial recovery by filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.

What are the Most Common Injuries that Can Lead to Wrongful Death in Maryland?

Each personal injury is unique to the circumstances of the accident and the person who was hurt.

Typically, catastrophic injuries lead to the individual being unable to recover from the severity of the harm they have suffered, which can eventually lead to the loss of life.

Some of the more common catastrophic injuries that may not be survivable include:

  • Neck and spine injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Trauma that leads to physical instability during surgery, causing death during an operation
  • Burn injuries
  • Crushing injuries
  • Internal bleeding and excessive blood loss
  • Organ damage

There is no limit to the types of injuries that can cause death, as two people can be hurt in the same way while one makes a full recovery, and the other loses their life.

That is why it is so important to discuss the impact your loved one’s injuries had on their life — and yours — before their death occurred.

Is There a Limit to the Financial Recovery I Can Pursue for a Maryland Wrongful Death Claim?

In Maryland, damages in a wrongful death case reflect the unique losses each eligible party has suffered, which could mean one or more of the following:

  • Financial contributions the deceased would have made to survivors
  • Loss of advice, attention, training, counsel, guidance, or education
  • Loss of society, companionship, comfort, and protection
  • Loss of marital care, parental care, or filial care
  • Mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering

There is no cap on the economic losses we may pursue during a wrongful death claim, but there are caps for non-economic damages like pain and suffering.

If you have lost a loved one to their personal injuries, contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys in Waldorf at the Law Office of Robert Castro by calling 301.870.1200 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your eligibility to file a claim against the negligent party that is responsible for your loss.