Following a loved one’s unexpected passing, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. In fact, pursuing a lawsuit may be the furthest thing from your mind. Depending on the circumstances of the situation, however, a lawsuit may be the best course of action for you and your loved ones. Understanding how to recover following the loss of a loved one can often be a complex legal process, so getting a lay of the land of the implications the law could have on your case is essential.
According to a recent local news report, a teenager was recently struck and killed in a fatal tractor-trailer accident. Based on a preliminary investigation, Maryland State Police reported that the teenager ran into the middle of the road suddenly when he was struck by a passing tractor trailer. The teenager was found dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer remained at the scene and there were no other reported injuries. Maryland authorities are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to the accident.
In Maryland, a wrongful death occurs when someone dies because of the negligent or reckless actions of another individual. Wrongful death claims are typically filed by relatives of the deceased and seek compensation for harm done to them as a result of losing their loved ones.