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Driver killed in crash, family may file wrongful death actions

A fatal accident in Maryland is currently being investigating by law enforcement officials. According to a recent report, a crash between a motorcyclist and a car resulted in the death of the motorcycle operator. The victim's surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for any losses this incident has created. Achieving compensation may be accomplished by successfully litigating a wrongful death claim.

Maryland wrongful death: 1 dead following hit-and-run accident

A recent hit-and-run accident in Maryland claimed the life of one young man. This individual was apparently helping another motorist when he was struck by a passing vehicle. Police are still looking for the driver believed responsible for this incident. When found, the victim's family would be well within their rights to pursue a wrongful death claim in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

Settlement reached in wrongful death suit after tram accident

Following the tragic death of a Maryland man in 2013, a law was passed to regulate the safety of cliffside trams. The Jock Menzies Act requires the registration of trams with the state and inspections every two years. Authorities are concerned because, since the law was passed last year, not a single owner of such a tram has registered. A wrongful death lawsuit that was filed against two tram-servicing companies after the death of Menzies was settled out of court recently.

Maryland woman killed by bus, wrongful death claim possible

Police in are investigating an accident that claimed the life of a Maryland woman. The incident in question reportedly occurred during the second week of June. If the driver believed responsible is found to have been negligent in causing the crash, the victim's surviving family members would be well within their rights to pursue a wrongful death claim.

Maryland wrongful death: Pregnancy-related maternal death

Pregnancy brings out a variety of emotions for expectant mothers and fathers. The impending arrival of a new family member can be exciting, bringing hope for the future, but the worries about a baby's health and a myriad of other potential complications can also be overwhelming. Pregnancy-related maternal death, while not as common now as it used to be, is, sadly, still an issue. It is likely that Maryland residents who have experienced such a tragedy will not only want to understand what led to the loss of their loved one, but may also wonder if a wrongful death claim is appropriate for their situation.

Wrongful death claim possible following fatal crash in Maryland

A woman is dead and a young man in police custody following a fatal crash in Maryland. Police believe the driver responsible for this auto-pedestrian accident may have been impaired at the time of the collision. Depending on the facts of the case, the victim's surviving family members may be able to successfully pursue a wrongful death claim on her behalf.

Why file a wrongful death claim and who is eligible to file?

Most people have heard the words wrongful death claim, but they may not understand what this type of claim can be filed for or who is eligible to bring this type of claim to court. Simply put, a wrongful death claim may be filed when a person's life is ended due to the negligence of someone else or their specific intent to cause harm. Maryland residents who have lost a loved one under one of these circumstances retain the right to take legal action against the person deemed responsible.

Fatal accidents in Maryland may lead to wrongful death claims

Car accidents occur on a regular basis across the state. While the vast majority of these accidents may be considered minor fender benders, there are those that, sadly, have fatal consequences. Surviving family members of victims who have been killed in a fatal car wreck in Maryland may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the individual deemed responsible -- if any negligence is suspected of contributing to the crash.

Woman dies after 911 call goes unanswered for 2 hours

When a person calls 911 in Baltimore, he or she expects an immediate response. This is, after all, the purpose of the 911 system, to ensure that people’s needs are met in the case of an emergency. A quick response time can mean the difference between life and death.

6-year-old dies after taking wrongly-filled prescription

When a person goes to a pharmacy in Baltimore to have a prescription filled, he or she probably doesn’t think twice about it being correct before taking it. It is probably safe to say that most people likely don’t even look at the bottle of a prescription that they take regularly.

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