Maryland Child Wrongful Death Lawyers
Wrongful Death of a Child
Recently, you have suffered the truly irreparable loss that is the loss of a child. There is no greater pain. The tragedy has completely disrupted your life. You can’t think about or focus on anything. And though you want justice against the party responsible for your child’s death, you simply have neither the energy, nor the will to pursue a lawsuit. Dealing with legalities is the last thing you want to do.
The compassionate attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC understand your reasons for not wanting to file a wrongful death claim. That is why we are offering to handle your legal matters in your stead so you can get the compensation you need to push all else aside and focus on mourning the loss of your child. To speak with one of our dedicated legal staff now, call (844) 632-7274. We are on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Collecting Damages for the Wrongful Death of a Child in Maryland
In a wrongful death claim, parents can pursue compensation for their own emotional distress as well as for their child’s pain and suffering prior to death. As of October 1, 2014, the total amount for non-economic damages is capped at $1,200,000 on wrongful death claims with two or more beneficiaries in Maryland. The cap is increased by $22,500 on October 1st each year.
If the wrongful death claim involves an unmarried child between the ages of 18 and 21, the parents can pursue non-economic damages as long as the parents supported more than half of child’s income within a year of their death.
As of October 1, 2014, the total damages the child’s estate can recover for fear, pain, and suffering prior to death is capped at $800,000 in Maryland. The cap is increased by $15,000 on October 1st each year.
Since the legal analysis required to calculate non-economic damages is quite complex, it is absolutely necessary to consult with an attorney to determine the full extent of damages.
Filing Your Claim in Time
According to Section 9-304(g)(1) of the Maryland Courts and Judicial Proceedings Article, a wrongful death claim must be filed within three years of the date of the decedent’s death. If you fail to file your claim in time, you will completely forfeit your right to pursue compensation, no exceptions. So make sure to contact a trusted lawyer ASAP to get started on your claim right away.
Helping You in Your Time of Need
The attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC will handle your wrongful death claim with the utmost sensitivity and care it warrants. We will keep close communication with you every step of the way, but also remember to respect your space and privacy as desired. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to address them to us. You can call one of our office locations or submit an online contact form, and we will get back to you in prompt fashion.