If you have lost a loved one, my sympathies go out to you and your family. Losing a loved one is always tough. Your life changes forever. Your support, emotional and maybe financial, is gone. If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful conduct, the loss may be even more difficult. All people in this situation want justice, but not all can get it, in court, through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Let’s look at who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Maryland.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Maryland law allows certain family members to sue and receive compensation for the loss of their loved one when that loss is due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct.
The spouse, parents, and children of the deceased person can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
What about brothers, sisters, cousins, nephews, nieces, and all other members of the deceased’s family? Where there is not a spouse, parent, or child to file suit, anyone who is related (by blood or marriage) and was substantially financially dependent on the deceased may file suit.
It’s important to know that there is a time limit, called the statute of limitations, limiting the amount of time available to file a lawsuit. In Maryland, the statute of limitations for wrongful death cases may be as little as three years from the date of the deceased’s death.
Getting Legal Help
I recognize that you may have additional questions about wrongful death lawsuits. Well, if you have lost a loved one, I encourage you reach out to me. I can answer your legal questions. This is something I do, and I would love to talk with you. You can reach me at 410-513-9978 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.