Silver Spring Wrongful Death Lawyer
Caring & Capable Legal Representation in Montgomery County
A wrongful death is the death of a person as a result of the negligent or intentional acts of another. Obviously, no amount of money can adequately compensate those left behind by the wrongful death of a loved one. However, at the Law Office of Eshigo P. Okasili, LLC, we have the training, skill, experience, and compassion to effectively pursue compensation that can be used to help you move forward with your life. Our commitment to our clients is to negotiate the best possible settlement when possible or to litigate your case when necessary. Our Silver Spring wrongful death attorney provides compassionate and personalized attention to help you navigate this very difficult time.
Wrongful Death Laws in Maryland
Every state has its own laws regarding wrongful death claims, and Maryland is no different. In Maryland, wrongful death claims are divided into two categories.
These categories are:
- Survival actions, which are meant to compensate the decedent’s estate for its losses. These losses would consist of funeral and burial expenses, medical costs incurred that led to the death, and any pain and suffering the decedent experienced prior to passing.
- Wrongful death actions, which are filed on behalf of the survivors, such as the surviving spouse, children, or parents. This compensation generally covers both the economic losses, such as the lost income the decedent would have provided had he or she lived, and non-economic losses, such as the loss of companionship, love, affection, instruction, and emotional support.
The surviving spouse, children, or parents of the decedent are considered primary beneficiaries who may file both a survival action and a wrongful death action. If they are not available, secondary beneficiaries such as siblings, cousins, and other relatives may file. The state of Maryland caps non-economic damages at $2 million. The statute of limitations on filing these actions is three years from the date of the decedent’s death.
Talk to Our Silver Spring Wrongful Death Attorney
At the Law Office of Eshigo P. Okasili, LLC, we understand the difficult time you are experiencing when bringing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. Your loved one may have died as a result of a traffic accident, workplace accident, from a criminal act, or from some form of medical or pharmaceutical malpractice. Our firm stands ready to give you a voice concerning your unnecessary loss in the hopes that it will help you and your family find some measure of closure and justice in holding those responsible accountable.
Contact us at (301) 760-2066 for the assistance you need today.
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We are committed to providing outstanding legal services to all people, regardless of race, creed, gender, socio-economic status, political views, and sexual orientation.
We recognize and respect that every client and situation is different. At the Law office of Eshigo P. Okasili, we create customized solutions that best fit the needs of our clients.
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As an immigrant herself, Eshigo P. Okasili has experienced the immigration process first hand. She is dedicated to helping her clients find hope and rebuild their lives.
Our main goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients while recognizing and respecting their individuality and uniqueness.