In the State of Maryland, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by an immediate family member of someone who was killed as a result of negligence or harmful intent. Frank Benventuo has over 21 years of experience helping family members navigate the tricky legal waters of wrongful death lawsuits during one of the most difficult times in their lives.
Wrongful death and personal injury cases are difficult and complex. Insurance companies want to limit their exposure or liability when a serious injury or death occurs. Insurance companies hire attorneys whose job it is to aggressively undermine each aspect of the plaintiff’s claim.
Through experience handling hundreds of personal injury cases over 21 years, Frank Benvenuto has become familiar with these tactics in order to protect the rights, health, and safety of his clients. He represents individuals and families involved in personal injury and wrongful death cases that were caused by negligence, carelessness, and/or recklessness of others. He handles all types of catastrophic personal injury and tragic wrongful death cases.
If you believe a family member may have been killed due to someone else’s negligence or malicious intent, schedule a free legal consultation with Frank Benvenuto at 443-783-2451 or 443-641-2999.
Am I Eligible for a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Often, people do not realize that they are eligible for a wrongful death lawsuit. The two main points a catastrophic injury lawyer must prove to win a wrongful death lawsuit are:
The death was caused by negligence or harmful intent on the part of another. Negligence is often a part of many deaths deemed “accidents”. Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed in a number of situations, including:
Death caused by any number of vehicle accidents through the fault of another, such as death caused by a drunk driver accident, a semi truck accident, a hit and run accident, or a pedestrian accident
On-the-job accidents such as at the workplace or a job site or other work-related deaths.
Occupational exposure to hazardous material
Fatal sickness cause by pollutants
Death during sports and other supervised activities
Nursing home accidents
Dog bites/animal attacks
Dangerous and defective products
The surviving immediate family has suffered financial loss.There are a number of reasons a family may suffer financial loss as a result of a wrongful death, including:
Loss of income
Loss of companionship, love, care, protection
Lost benefits, such as insurance, from the death
Loss of paternal guidance
Loss of inheritance from an untimely death
Punitive damages, intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others
Who May Be Sued for a Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death lawsuits can be brought against a wide variety of persons, companies, government agencies, and employees. For example, in a car accident involving a faulty roadway and a drunk driver, a wrongful death action might include defendants such as:
the driver or employer at fault in the automobile accident
the designer or builder of the faulty roadway
a government agent who failed to provide adequate warnings regarding a road hazard that caused the accident
the manufacturer, distributor, or installer of a faulty or dangerous part of the vehicle
the persons who sold, served, or gave alcohol to the impaired driver, or the owner of the premises where the alcohol was served.
If you have lost a loved one, you may be eligible to receive compensation under the law.
Frank Benvenuto has a great deal of experience working for and with family members at a very difficult time. He is prepared to interact with your family tactfully and unobtrusively in order to get your case off the ground in a timely manner and ultimately, to maximize recovery of compensation for your family. If you have questions or concerns about a personal injury or wrongful death claim, please contact Frank today
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