Wrongful death is a claim against a person and/or entity who is liable for causing a death as a result of a negligent act. A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by certain family members of a deceased individual. A wrongful death claim may result from medical negligence, a motor vehicle accident or work-related injury. The goal of the wrongful death claim is to compensate certain family members for their economic and non-economic losses. In Maryland, these damages include loss of income, mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, loss of society, loss of companionship, loss of comfort, loss of protection, loss of marital care, loss of attention, loss of advice, counsel and guidance.
At The Valente Law Group, we are here to help you through the legal process. We will fight for you and your family. Mr. Valente has the proven track record of handling these claims in a professional and caring manner and will do whatever is necessary to hold the negligent party responsible. For example, when a Calvert County doctor would not take responsibility for causing the death of their seventy-eight (78) year old mother, Mr. Valente took that doctor to trial and obtained a substantial verdict for the family of the deceased.
Loss of income, society, and companionship
Loss of comfort and protection
Loss of marital care
Loss of attention, advice, counsel, and guidance
Emotional pain and suffering