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Wrongful Death Lawyers in Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland

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After you have lost a loved one, you face unexpected funeral costs, lingering medical and healthcare bills, and the painful feelings caused by the sudden loss of companionship. If your loved one’s death was caused by someone else’s negligence, you can honor the memory of your loved one and demand justice for them through a wrongful death claim. Choose our Charles County wrongful death attorneys at the Law Office of Robert Castro, P.A. to handle your claim and give it a strong chance of success in and out of court.

We know that filing a wrongful death claim might be the single most emotionally painful event of your life, other than your loved one’s tragic passing. To give you time to grieve and room to breathe, we will manage your case deliberately. The last thing we want to do is make you feel like you are being rushed through such an important process. Although, if you want to entrust your case entirely to our legal professionals without worrying about the details yourself, then please let us know. We are here to support and guide you as much or as little as you want during this time.

Why Choose Our Waldorf, Maryland Wrongful Death Lawyers?

  • 50 years’ combined experience on your side
  • Almost always work on a no recovery, no fee basis
  • Trial-tested insights and tireless advocacy
  • 24-hour response time to all your phone calls

We look forward to speaking with you. Call (301) 870-1200 for your free case evaluation.

Wrongful Death Actions & Survival Actions

Maryland sorts wrongful death claims into two distinct legal actions: wrongful death and survival. You can file one or both, depending on the details of your loved one’s passing and your connection to them. It will be the job of our Charles County wrongful death attorneys to help you make the best decisions from the start of your case to its conclusion.

A quick explanation of these two legal actions:

  • Wrongful death: A legal claim brought forth to provide compensation to the deceased’s surviving family members. The missing wages of the deceased are commonly the centerpiece of a wrongful death claim. Noneconomic damages like lost companionship and mental anguish of the surviving family members can also be cited.
  • Survival: A legal claim brought forth to demand compensation on behalf of the deceased’s estate. Damages awarded in such a claim will usually account for economic damages to the estate, like the costs associated with a funeral and the deceased’s final medical expenses. The pain and suffering the deceased experienced due to their fatal injuries can also be listed as noneconomic damages in a survival claim.

Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Only certain people with close relations to the deceased can file a wrongful death and survival claim in Maryland. Simply knowing the deceased is not enough to validate your claim to compensation. You must be either a primary or secondary beneficiary.

What are primary and secondary beneficiaries in Maryland?

  • Primary: The deceased’s spouse, parents, and children have the first opportunities to file a claim. If a settlement or verdict is reached in the claim’s favor, then the damages will be distributed among eligible primary beneficiaries.
  • Secondary: When no primary beneficiaries bring forth a wrongful death or survival claim, a secondary beneficiary can file instead. Secondary beneficiaries include siblings, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other close relatives not included as primary beneficiaries.

Do you think you qualify as a primary or secondary beneficiary for a wrongful death claim after losing your loved one to another party’s negligence? We can help make certain you can file by checking your eligibility and calculating the correct damages.

There is also a three-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims in Maryland. The statute begins on the date of their death. If it passes without filing a claim, then any claim filed afterward will be rejected by the court. Come to our law firm today to see how much time you have remaining to file a claim.

Schedule an Appointment – Weekends & Evenings Available

Our priority as your legal counsel is to make sure we are readily available and accessible to you in your time of need. For this reason, we offer free initial consultations and contingency fees for most cases. In addition, we offer weekend and evening appointments for your convenience. Should you be unable to come to our office for a consultation, we can come to you instead. With our team, you can find compassionate counsel and aggressive legal representation as we fight for the rights of you and your lost loved one.

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As your chosen Waldorf, Charles County, Maryland wrongful death attorneys, it will be our job to investigate your loved one’s death and prove that another party should be held accountable for what happened. We will discuss your case, explain your legal rights and options, and determine the best possible way to represent you and your family. You can trust that we keep your best interests in mind.

Call us today at (301) 870-1200 to discuss your wrongful death case with Waldorf, Maryland wrongful death attorneys.

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