There are three types of damages you can recover in a wrongful death case:
— These damages exist to cover the tangible, financial losses or hardships you may experience as a result of your loved one's death. For example, you may receive compensation for outstanding medical bills and burial expenses, loss of spousal income, financial support and more.Non-economic damages
— This type of compensation is intended to address the very significant but non-tangible losses from the death of a loved one, such as the loss of love, companionship, advice, affection, the altered family relationships, and the loss of a lifetime of expected guidance and assistance from the deceased.Punitive damages
— Punitive damages are designed to punish the person whose negligent actions may have caused the death of your loved one.
The type of damages that may be recovered depends on the individual circumstances of each case. To learn more about what damages you may be eligible to recover, consult our lawyers.
It is critical to have an experienced lawyer when pursuing legal action after the loss of a loved one. Our attorneys understand all the nuances of the legal system, and can guide you through the process to help achieve a just and satisfactory result. At Stein & Rosenberg, we have the resources needed to gather all relevant evidence, enlist the help of expert witnesses, and follow the correct procedures for building a compelling case.
A wrongful death case must be filed within two years of the date that the death occurred in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Maryland allows filing within three years of the date of death. Although it may be difficult to make the call early after the death of a loved one, it is critically important that you seek counsel early. Evidence can be lost over time, so it is important to act quickly. Our competent and compassionate wrongful death lawyers can help you with all of the legal details during this difficult time.
Contact us to see the difference our exceptional wrongful death attorneys can make in your case and in your life. There is no risk in calling us. Our firm does not charge a consultation fee to meet with clients and assess their particular case. We work on a contingent (percentage) fee arrangement, so no legal fees are paid if money is not recovered on your behalf. We have attorneys licensed to practice in Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland courts.