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Filing a wrongful death suit in Maryland

There is nothing more tragic than losing a loved one due to the negligent actions of another. Whether it is through a car crash, a doctor's error, an occupational disease or through another wrongful act, losing a loved one is never easy. The loved ones left behind are not only suffering an emotional loss, but they may soon find they are experiencing financial difficulties as well. This may be particularly the case if the deceased was the main income-earner for the family. When this happens, the victim's loved ones may want to pursue a wrongful death suit.

Victims of semi-truck crashes in Maryland can seek legal help

Driving near semi-trucks can certainly be a white-knuckle experience for many drivers in Maryland, especially when the truck driver is driving aggressively or erratically. After all, loaded trucks can weigh tens of thousands of pounds. The size of these vehicles not only magnifies the destruction they can cause in a collision, but also affect numerous motorists in one fell swoop.

What types of damages are recoverable in a wrongful death suit?

Maryland residents who have lost a loved one know that it is a very difficult situation, losing a loved one is never easy. Losing a loved one due to the negligence or recklessness of another person is even harder. People in these situations may be clamoring for answers as to "why?" Their emotional distress is only magnified by the financial setbacks they incur after the death of their loved one.

Can you be compensated for missed work after an accident?

It is an unfortunate fact that accidents happen every day in Maryland. Whether it is a car accident, an accident at work or a slip-and-fall accident, they all have the potential to cause serious injuries. Injuries such as broken bones are common, but in the worst of circumstances a person could be left permanently disabled due to injuries suffered in an accident caused by another person's negligence.

Accident involving Maryland bus, SUV, injures 5

Taking the bus on one's morning or evening commute is usually no big deal. In fact, it is not unusual for passengers to be engaged in other activities, such as taking on the phone, reading a newspaper or enjoying a cup of coffee. Most people don't expect anything bad to happen while they ride the bus. But even busses aren't immune to car accidents.

What types of recoveries can a wrongful death lawsuit bring?

Losing a loved one is never easy. However, it can be especially heartbreaking when the loss is sudden, unexpected, and caused by the negligence of another. In addition to having to cope with a sense of extreme emotional loss, families of those wrongfully killed often have to deal with the financial realities of their situation. Therefore, it may be helpful for these individuals to better understand what types of damages are recoverable in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Alleged police brutality leads to wrongful death suit

People taken into police custody in Maryland still have Constitutional rights. Unfortunately, some police officers ignore these laws and engage in cruelty and violence. This is just what allegedly happened to two Maryland men, one of whom was killed in the incident.

Five-year-old girl dies in 2-car accident in Maryland

Most drivers in Montgomery County, Maryland, are safe drivers who take care to be aware of their surroundings. However, there are some drivers who, perhaps because they are distracted, drowsy or simply inattentive, will cause an accident that could potentially be catastrophic.

School bus accident in Maryland injures 19 kids, 1 adult

It is only natural that parents expect that their kids will be safe while riding on the school bus. After all, thousands of kids across Maryland take the ubiquitous big yellow school bus every day without incident. That is why a recent school bus accident that injured almost 20 students is so unusual and so concerning.

'Tough Mudder' drowning fatality leads to wrongful death suit

"Tough Mudder" obstacle courses are becoming widely known as fun way for athletes to show off their skills. The event, which began in 2010, is now held in cities worldwide. That being said, participant safety should be the foremost concern when it comes to events such as this.

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