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When a loved one dies, family members should have the time and space to grieve their loss. However, in many cases, the deceased’s family’s focus has to quickly shift from grief to figuring out their financial future. When you partner with a Regan Zambri Long wrongful death lawyer, we will put the puzzle pieces together while you and your family navigate your new normal.

At Regan Zambri Long, our Baltimore wrongful death lawyers expertly pursue compensation for surviving family members. We make sure the victim’s family is not destitute after the loss of their loved one, especially if they depended on their loved one’s salary as a main source of income.

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You Deserve an Experienced Baltimore Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you lost your loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, call the Baltimore personal injury lawyers at Regan Zambri Long today. You will have a free consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney to talk about the legal action you can take to recover the compensation your family deserves.

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What Is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

The wrongful death attorneys at Regan Zambri Long have two missions: the first is to make sure you and your family recover the compensation you deserve. The second is to make sure you are cared for at every step of the claims process. This includes informing you of your rights, explaining the wrongful death claim process, keeping you updated on the case, and making ourselves available to you any time of day.

One of the very first steps we take during your free consultation is to break down what wrongful death lawsuits in Baltimore are. This will help you determine the legal action you should take:

A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed when a person dies due to the negligence or misconduct of another party or parties. Wrongful death lawsuits are different from criminal lawsuits. A criminal case is filed on behalf of the government, while a wrongful death claim is brought about by the family of the deceased person. A criminal case can be filed whether or not the family wants to press charges. A wrongful death case is only brought about if the family members wish to file the claim.

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Who Can File a Wrongful Claim in Baltimore, Maryland?

Every state has its laws regarding wrongful death claims. The Regan Zambri Long Baltimore wrongful death lawyers practice throughout Maryland. Our knowledge of the law is extensive and will help you win your wrongful death case.

In Baltimore, Maryland there are two types of wrongful death claims. Though the two claims are different, the beneficiaries may remain the same.

Survival Actions

A survival action is a type of wrongful death lawsuit that is meant to pay damages to the deceased person if he or she had survived. To best understand this, let’s take a regular personal injury lawsuit.

If your loved one was injured by a negligent driver in a car accident, then he would be able to file a personal injury claim to recover damages for his injuries.

A survival action allows for the same compensation after the victim’s death. It is compensation if the victim would have survived the accident. This type of wrongful death claim is filed by the victim’s personal representative. The beneficiaries of the compensation may include the victim’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Siblings
  • Parents
  • Extended family

Wrongful Death Actions

This is the more common type of wrongful death claim. This type of wrongful death claim is brought by the family members of the victim. It is to compensate the surviving family members for monetary loss, pain and suffering, funeral and burial costs, and more.

The beneficiaries that can claim compensation for a Baltimore wrongful death case are the victim’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Siblings
  • Parents
  • Extended family
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What Type of Accidents Qualify as a Wrongful Death Action?

The key word in any wrongful death suit is negligence. Tragically, accidents do happen. However, when a catastrophe is avoidable but still happens because of one or more parties’ irresponsibility, then they should pay for the consequences. With that being said, many different types of accidents could qualify as a wrongful death action.
The most common wrongful death actions in Baltimore and across the United States are:

Car accidents

If your loved one was killed because of a negligent car driver, you and your family may have the right to file a wrongful death claim. Your Regan Zambri Long wrongful death lawyer will investigate what caused the accident. If the other driver was intoxicated, distracted, fatigued, speeding, or otherwise driving recklessly at the time of the accident, your lawyer will file a wrongful death claim.

Medical malpractice

Medical malpractice is still considered the third-leading cause of death in the United States. Medical errors like misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, failure to treat, prescription errors, and other medical disasters can lead to a patient’s death.

The different types of medical personnel that could be held accountable in a wrongful death claim are:

Doctors have a legal and ethical duty to meet a standard of care. If your loved one died at the hands of a healthcare worker, reach out to the Baltimore wrongful death lawyers at Regan Zambri Long. Our team will make sure the responsible party is held accountable and that you and your family recover the compensation you deserve.

Workplace accidents

In 2018, Baltimore saw 58 workers die in workplace accidents – twice the number of workplace fatalities just 9 years prior. In the Baltimore area, most workplace accidents occur because of violence and other injuries by persons or animals.

When a loved one dies from workplace injuries, you and your family have to deal with many different financial obstacles: medical expenses, funeral expenses, and lost wages. Because your loved one is deceased, he or she is no longer making an income from the workplace that is responsible for their death.

The Regan Zambri Long law firm can help your family recover the money your loved one would have continued to make if he or she were still alive today. Call today for a free consultation where you will discuss the different damages you can collect when a family member dies in a workplace accident.

Product liability

Faulty products are dangerous to consumers. When manufacturers, distributors, or sellers are negligent with products sold to consumers, it can lead to catastrophic injuries and death.

As an example, we’ll look at a car accident. Many victims can die due to the injuries sustained during the accident. However, if something like a seatbelt was faulty or not installed properly, and therefore did not do its job in protecting the passenger, then the car manufacturer may be liable for the death of the victim.

What our Baltimore wrongful death attorneys will do is investigate the accident scene and determine if your loved one died because of the accident itself, or because of a faulty seatbelt. We will hold those parties responsible and recover financial compensation for you and your family.

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How Are the Damages Distributed Among Surviving Primary Beneficiaries?

There are two types of beneficiaries in a wrongful death claim.

Primary Beneficiary

The primary beneficiary includes the surviving spouse, children, and parents. These beneficiaries have the first claim to the compensation recovered from the wrongful death suit. The damages are awarded to the primary beneficiaries based on the following:

  • Spouse with no children and no surviving parents: The spouse will be awarded the entire settlement.
  • Spouse with minor children: The spouse will receive half of the settlement and the children will receive the other half of the settlement.
  • Spouse with adult children: The spouse will be awarded the first $15,000 of the settlement and then will split the rest of the money between the adult children.
  • Children, no spouse: The children will split the settlement equally.
  • Parents, no spouse or children: The parents will be awarded the entire settlement.
  • Spouse and parents, but no children: The spouse will get the first $15,000 of the settlement and will then split the rest with the parents.

Secondary Beneficiaries

A secondary beneficiary is a more distant relative than the primary. Secondary beneficiaries can include siblings, cousins, nieces, and nephews. If there is no primary beneficiary to bring a wrongful death suit, then a secondary beneficiary may start the suit. To recover compensation, the sibling or secondary beneficiary must be financially dependent on the victim.

If you want to file a wrongful death suit as a secondary beneficiary, speak to a Regan Zambri Long wrongful death lawyer. You will have a free consultation with an expert Baltimore wrongful death lawyer who will be able to guide you through the legal process and help you understand the damages you can recover from your claim.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death in Baltimore

Q: What are the most common causes of death in Baltimore?

The leading cause of death in Baltimore is heart disease, followed closely by cancer and stroke. However, the fourth-leading cause of death in Baltimore is unintentional injury victims sustained by different kinds of accidents.

There are deaths in Baltimore that could never be foreseen or prevented. However, for the tragic cases that could have been avoided, the Regan Zambri Long Baltimore wrongful death lawyers are here for you. Allow us to recover compensation that is rightfully yours.

Q: What damages can be collected in wrongful death lawsuits?

Damages collected in wrongful death cases are meant to offset the expenses related to the deceased’s accident, medical care, and untimely death. At Regan Zambri Long, our Baltimore wrongful death attorneys work hard to secure the maximum financial compensation for families. We want to ensure our clients that their financial future is secure. We can rest knowing our clients are financially stable and only have to think about healing and rebuilding their lives.

Families can recover the following damages in wrongful death claims:

Q: How do I file a wrongful death claim in Baltimore, Maryland?

The first step to filing wrongful death suits in Baltimore, Maryland is to speak with a Regan Zambri Long attorney. This process can be complicated and take time. You will want a legal professional by your side.

There are three qualities you will want to look for in a wrongful death lawyer: trust, communication, and success. At Regan Zambri Long, our attorneys possess them all. We pride ourselves on being trustworthy and compassionate. We understand that we are meeting you at the absolute worst time in your entire life. You never asked to be our client and we know you don’t want to be our client for one more second than you have to be. That’s why we will work tirelessly to build a rock-solid case and secure the settlement you deserve as quickly as possible.

Our lawyers make ourselves available to our clients around the clock. We deeply understand the stress you’re under and the anxiety you are facing on top of your grief. You and your family are our top priority. You will always be able to get in touch with your lawyer.

Finally, you want to look for success. The Regan Zambri Long personal injury attorneys are experts in their field. Our law firm has secured millions for our clients in the 30 years we’ve been practicing. One of our wrongful death settlements secured $77 million for families who suffered debilitating injuries and deaths because of their landlord’s negligence.

Give us the chance to do the same for you. We know we cannot change what happened to you and your family, but we can seek compensation and justice. Call today for your free case evaluation.

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Have you or your loved one sustained injuries in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia? Regan Zambri Long PLLC has the best lawyers in the country to analyze your case and answer the questions you may have.

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