Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one is already a difficult situation to sift through. No matter how prepared we think we are, bidding farewell is never easy. This process can be even more difficult when the person we lost went before their time.

If someone you love passed away due to negligence, you don't have to navigate the legalities alone. All the ins and outs of your case are probably the last things you want to think about. It's my honor to take the legal process off your plate so you can focus on other pressing matters that may take precedence during this time. Wrongful death claims are some of the most sensitive cases I handle, but — I assure you — I'll take every precaution in approaching your case with caution and care. My goal is to resolve the case as quickly as possible without compromising the amount of compensation you should receive.

As we work together, you'll quickly discover that I'm more than your attorney —- I'm here for emotional support, as well. If you just need to talk, let's do that. When moments arise where you feel overcome with grief and can't say anything at all, I'll be right by your side. Throughout the entire process, from beginning to end, you can count on me.

Don’t go through this alone

Schedule a consultation

What causes wrongful death?

Wrongful death is caused by negligence, which could take many forms. Car accidents, slip and falls, workplace injuries, dangerous or defective products, and medical malpractice can all be factors of wrongful death — and, of course, that's not an extensive list. Whatever event brought on wrongful death, allow me to put my skills and dedication to use as I seek out justice on your behalf.

How much time do I have to file a wrongful death claim?

In Washington DC, family members can file a claim within two years of their loved one's passing. The statute of limitations also two years in Virginia and is three years in Maryland.

What will the compensation cover?

Typically, families choose to use the damages awarded for things like:

  • medical bills
  • funeral and burial expenses
  • emergency care
  • lost wages and benefits the victim would have earned until he or she retired
  • contributions for surviving family members, such as spouse and/or children

While there isn't a cap on how much you receive in damages, there is a limit on the type of damages you can file to receive. Grief, pain and suffering, and other types of emotional distress will not be compensated.

Wrongful Death Attorney Serving DC, Maryland, and Virginia

Let me first say that I'm so sorry for your loss. You shouldn't have to go through this and — you're right — it is unfair. While it seems like life will never be the same, you can still have a happy future. Part of what I do is to help you get there. Allow me to help. Schedule a consultation today.