Westminster & Carroll County Wrongful Death Attorneys Provide Compassionate Representation
Striving for the best possible outcome in your case
A wrongful death is one that could have been prevented: It occurs as the direct result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness or carelessness, whether intentional or unintentional. Wrongful death attorneys pursue cases in civil rather than criminal court, and the victim’s next of kin, such as a spouse, life partner and/or children, have the right to bring a lawsuit as plaintiffs.
As with personal injury cases, in a wrongful death case, the plaintiffs must prove fault. If they prevail, they may recover punitive or compensatory damages, or both. This is why it’s important to hire knowledgeable and experienced wrongful death lawyers who understand the court system in Westminster, Carroll County and Mount Airy, know how to negotiate settlements and are ready and willing to represent you in court in the event that settlement negotiations fail.
Pursuing wrongful death compensation in Westminster, Carroll County and Mount Airy
In a wrongful death case, especially if the victim was his family’s primary breadwinner, the surviving beneficiaries may seek to recover damages for lost wages, including wages for all the years the individual would have worked until retirement if he or she had survived. The next of kin may also sue for pain and suffering and other punitive damages.
The following are just a few examples of situations that can lead to wrongful death:
Westminster medical malpractice attorney and firm partner Rick Offutt has recovered millions of dollars for clients during his nearly 30-year tenure with the firm. His knowledge and experience in valuing cases and dealing with insurance companies enables him to maximize recoveries, often without the time and expense of a trial. However, in the event that settlement negotiations break down, Mr. Offutt is willing and able to fight for your rights in court to protect your best interests.
Ask about our contingent fee arrangements
If a family member has died because of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, the law firm of Hoffman, Comfort, Offutt, Scott & Halstad, LLP offers caring and experienced legal representation. Call attorney Rick Offutt at 410-848-4444 or contact him online to schedule your free consultation to discuss your wrongful death case. We understand that this is a difficult and stressful time for family members and are here to lift some of the burden from you. Our contingent fee arrangements guarantee that you won’t have to pay legal fees unless and until we recover an award for your loss.