Maryland Attorneys for Wrongful Death Caused By Brain Injuries
Trust us to compassionately guide your family after a devastating loss
After the sudden loss of a loved one in an accident, families often find themselves uncertain about the next step. The loss of a loved one to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to negligence can make these issues especially challenging Surviving family is often left to make difficult financial, medical and legal decisions during an emotionally vulnerable time with precious little practical guidance. At Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel & Gold, P.A., our Maryland brain injury attorneys provide compassionate representation you can trust. We have more than 150 years of combined experience aggressively seeking justice for families who have suffered loss due to the wrongful death of a loved one resulting from a brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence.
What accidents cause a deadly brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury is defined as an injury resulting from the force of some external impact, either when the head is struck by an object or surface, or when the head is thrust violently in one direction, and then the opposite direction. Some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries resulting in death include:
- Birth injuries
- Falls on someone else’s property
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Workplace explosions
Acquired brain injuries occur when the normal flow of oxygen to the brain is interrupted, diminished, or cut off completely. This can be caused by a variety of things, including:
- Health conditions, such as an aneurysm or a blood clot, when left undiagnosed
- Toxic exposure in the workplace
- Drowning accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Anesthesia errors
What compensation can I seek in a wrongful death action?
Much like a personal injury claim, a wrongful death action seeks to recover damages from the individual or party found to have caused the fatal brain injury by acting in a negligent or reckless manner. Examples include:
- A driver causing an accident by negligently texting at the wheel
- A doctor failing to make a proper brain injury diagnosis
In addition, monetary recovery in a wrongful death is usually limited to close family members or other individuals who were financially and emotionally dependent upon the deceased. These individuals are entitled to recover damages such as:
- Past and future lost income of the deceased
- Medical costs
- Funeral expenses
- Pain and suffering experienced by the deceased prior to death
- Emotional hardship caused by the loss
- The loss of love, companionship, consortium, or parental guidance which the deceased would have provided to surviving family members
- The loss of any services that the deceased would have provided, such as any child care or housekeeping responsibilities
Accurately calculating these types of losses in strict financial terms not only requires experience and knowledge of the needs created by such an accident and loss, but is also often a task that family members are ill-prepared to undertake during an emotionally challenging time. Lean on our experienced Maryland wrongful death attorneys to see you through.
Contact an experienced Maryland brain injury wrongful death attorney today
Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia all limit the length of time following a wrongful death in which the victim’s family is entitled to seek justice against those responsible. Because of this, all families who have lost a loved one to a brain injury are urged to contact a knowledgeable Maryland brain injury attorney as quickly as possible after a loved one has passed. At Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel & Gold, P.A., our experienced Maryland wrongful death attorneys are ready to answer your questions and review your options for compensation. . For a free initial consultation, please contact us by phone at (800) 229-7026 or contact us online. We charge no fees unless you win and have 5 offices throughout Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. for your convenience and speak Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, and Korean.