Baltimore Wrongful Death Lawyer
Baltimore Wrongful Death LawyerWrongful death can occur as a result of either negligent, reckless, or deliberate behavior. Negligent and reckless actions refers to situations where the at-fault party did not intend to cause harm, but nevertheless their failure to exercise reasonable judgment resulted in a fatality. Deliberate behavior refers to actions taken with the aim of causing serious bodily harm that ultimately result in the death of the target such as shooting another party or hitting them with a bat. Common causes of negligent death claims include:
- Accident - automobile, truck, motorcycle, train, bus, metro, plane crash and slip and fall. There are more than 40,000 fatal car crashes in our roadways a year.
- Medical malpractice - such as failure to diagnose a terminal illness
- Failure to supervise children - resulting in fatalities caused by consumption of chemicals, falls or unsupervised use of guns.
- Defective products - such as defective ignition, dangerous drugs, lead poisoning, asbestos
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Wrongful Death Claims.A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil claim of the survivors of an individual which died as a result of the negligence or misconduct of someone else. Under a wrongful death action, survivors can make a claim for monetary damages to pay them for the financial along with emotional help they lost as a result of the negligence that resulted in the loss of a loved one.
DamagesThree types of damages are normally available towards the survivors within a wrongful death lawsuit: economical, non-economic, along with punitive.
- Economic – these types of damages are easier to grasp but present a difficult point of contention as the non-economic. Actual lost wages are easy to establish while future earnings require extrapolations and assumptions that any two experts may disagree on. This would also include medical expenses, funeral costs and any other out-of-pocket expenses.
- Non-economic – these damage comprise the intangible impacts of the loss of loved such as pain and suffering, loss of care for minor children and spouses, and companionship of the deceased.
- Punitive – these damages are granted whenever the negligent party engages in particularly heinous conduct. Often you have to prove the parties were grossly negligent or acted with wanton disregard of the welfare of others.