Assisting Surviving Family Members
A wrongful death occurs when a person dies as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another person, company, or entity. It can be the consequence of a car crash, medical malpractice, use of a dangerous or unsafe premises, negligent security, fire or from another fatal event.
Losing a loved one triggers grief, sadness, and sorrow. However, during this time of grieving, income may diminish and creditors are unsympathetic to your loss. Our Washington DC personal injury attorneys have been representing families in wrongful death lawsuits for more than thirty-five years. In addition to obtaining compensation for the tragic loss of a loved one, we are able to help families obtain a sense of justice stemming from the devastating event.
Call (202) 463-3030 to arrange an initial consultation, free of charge.
Understanding the Statute of Limitations
There are some important time limits to take into consideration with respect to a wrongful death lawsuit. Understandably, while a family mourns the loss of a loved one, filing a lawsuit is the last thing on your mind.
Generally, the statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is as follows:
- District of Columbia, two years from the date of death
- Maryland, three years from the date of death
- Virginia, two years from the date of death
These are the general statutes of limitations, and under certain circumstances, the statute may be shorter or longer in a particular case. Our mission is to provide the very highest level of legal representation to our clients in an effective and compassionate manner. We have recovered millions of dollars in wrongful death claims, including a recovery of more than $17 million for the families of victims of a recent crash. We urge you to consult with an attorney as soon as practical. As with most types of civil cases, an early investigation increases the potential for obtaining justice for your loved one’s death.
Regan Zambri Long PLLC: Fully Investigating Your Wrongful Death Claim
The RZL wrongful death lawyers have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to investigate and prosecute wrongful death claims. Our nationally-recognized lawyers guide our clients through a difficult and confusing time. We do so with an unwavering commitment to obtain just settlements and verdicts. We always offer a free consultation.