Maryland Wrongful Death Laws
If you have lost a loved on in an accident anywhere in Maryland you may be entitled to benefits and financial compensation. Depending on the circumstances you may also be eligible for death benefits, funeral costs and survival benefits. While nothing will bring back your loved one our Maryland wrongful death attorneys can help you obtain compensation for damages and losses. This will make moving on just a little bit easier.
Maryland Wrongful Death Statute Of Limitations
Wrongful death laws in Maryland are discussed in § 3-901. They are defined as ‘an act, neglect, or default including felonious acts that would have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and recover damages if death had not ensued’. This means that if the victim was not killed in the accident he or she would have been able to file a personal injury lawsuit.
In Maryland the accident or manner in which someone died can have an impact on the applicable Maryland wrongful death laws. For instance a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits can have a different statute of limitations than a work related death.
The state of Maryland also allows for a survival lawsuit to be brought against the liable party or parties. This stands in as a representative for the deceased and represents any compensation the dead victim would have been awarded if they had survived the accident.
In most cases Maryland wrongful death statutes allow for a 3 year window from date of injury or death before you can no longer file a wrongful death lawsuit aka a civil lawsuit. Do not waste any time as the longer you wait to file your lawsuit the more difficult it may become to obtain benefits and compensation.
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