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In our previous blog post, we discussed the case of the parents who opted to file a wrongful death lawsuit after their teenage child was killed. This wrongful death claim brings up the question of exactly when a wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate. We understand that if you have lost a loved one in a tragedy, you might want to know if you can seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Parents of dead teen file wrongful death lawsuit

The parents of an 18-year-old who was killed in a collision after he and other underage teens were served alcohol at a party have filed suit against the parent of the teen host of the party that left two friends dead, one injured and the driver behind bars.

What are some responses to a sudden loss?

The loss of any loved one can be sad and even tragic, but losing someone suddenly in a motor vehicle accident is very different than losing someone due to old age or a chronic condition. When you have time to prepare for the loss, then the response to grief is often more managed and sometimes even healthier.

Your loved one's death demands accountability

Losing a loved one in an accident can be a harrowing event. The tragic loss can lead to emotional trauma. It can also set you on a downward financial spiral. Sadly, the cost of taking care of someone's final expenses can be very expensive. For some people, paying those costs can lead to financial ruin.

Compassion is important in wrongful death cases

Negligence can affect people who are just living their lives. When a driver acts in a negligent manner, those actions can cause an accident that takes the life of a someone's spouse, parent, child or loved one. After the accident, those who are left behind might make the decision that they need to seek compensation for their loved one's death. That is a personal decision that usually includes a lot of back and forth about whether they want to have to continue to deal with the thoughts about how their loved one died.

Grief can be difficult to cope with after a sudden death

There is no experience in the world like the sudden loss of a loved one. When you find out that your loved one is gone, you will likely go through a variety of emotions. Coping with those emotions is going to be difficult; however, it is necessary if you are going to move forward with life after the loss.

Wrongful death claims must be filed within 3 years in Maryland

In the past two blogs, we discussed motorcycle accidents. If you recall, we discussed how these accidents can be very serious. In some cases, they can lead to death. As is the case with other deaths that occur in traffic accidents, the death of a motorcyclist might be cause for a wrongful death lawsuit if the motorcyclist was killed because of negligent acts of another driver.

Various elements affect a wrongful death lawsuit

Losing a loved one in a fatal accident is an experience that nobody should have to go through. Sadly, some fatal accidents that could have been prevented claim lives. When the accident is caused by the negligence of someone or the reckless actions of someone, the family members who are left to mourn their loved one might decide that they want to seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.

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