Washington, DC Wrongful Death Lawyer
Compassionate Support for Families in DC, MD & VA
Our firm is dedicated to helping victims during some of the most difficult times in their lives. If you have lost a loved one as the result of another’s negligence or wrongful act, our wrongful death attorneys in Washington DC may be able to help you secure justice. In addition to holding a wrongdoer accountable, wrongful death claims can allow certain family members to recover financial compensation for their damages and future needs.
Why Hire Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel?
- Over $250 million recovered for our clients
- Two board certified civil trial attorneys
- No fees unless we win your case
- Over 90+ years of collective experience
At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., we know families face many burdens after a tragic loss, and we strive to ease their strain as much as possible. By drawing from over 90 years of combined experience, our attorneys can guide you step-by-step through the legal process as we work toward making the difference in your case.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim can be filed when surviving members of the victim’s family believe that it is the defendant’s fault that the decedent (the victim) was killed. The wrongful death claim seeks to provide monetary compensation for their loss.
Wrongful death claims can be brought by certain family members, including immediate family members. While laws differ in every state, eligible family members may include:
- Surviving spouse
If you are unsure if you can file a wrongful death lawsuit, our legal team can help you understand your eligibility after reviewing your claim. We make it a point to ensure you have the information you need and the earnest support and guidance you deserve at every step of the process.
Damages in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
While no amount of monetary compensation can make up for such a loss, it can help ensure surviving relatives and those dependent on them secure the compensation needed to cover damages and their future needs. Each state has different rules that concern what you can recover through a wrongful death claim. That is why it is important to consult with an experienced wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible after the death occurs.
Generally, family members can recover compensation for:
- Expenses such as medical and funeral bills
- Loss of care, companionship, or protection
- Loss of financial support, including benefits
- Other relevant financial and emotional damages
Time Limits on Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
You should note that there are time limits on filing wrongful death claims. Known as the statute of limitations, these limits could prevent surviving family members from being able to pursue legal action and recover compensation. This is why it is important to contact a wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your rights.
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Our firm has extensive experience fighting for the injured and the wronged, as well as families who have lost loved ones in preventable accidents. Because of our exclusive focus on personal injury law, we can help families in a range of wrongful death suits, including those involving car accidents, defective products, and nursing home abuse.
Due to the statute of limitations, you only have a limited amount of time to file a wrongful death claim. By contacting our firm as soon as possible, you can begin the process of securing justice and the compensation you deserve. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.