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Wrongful Death Claims

Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia

Wrongful deaths are always needless and many victims are left on their own to pick up the pieces.  Losing a loved one due to another’s negligent or careless behavior can have a devastating financial and emotional impact.  A sudden and unexpected death can leave one with medical and funeral expenses and the loss of companionship and income.

Many feel most helpless when grieving over the loss of a loved one and these costs and pressures can seem overwhelming.  The experienced wrongful death attorneys of The Cochran Firm DC dedicate themselves to maximizing the recovery for families of wrongful death victims and holding wrongdoers accountable.

Experienced attorneys ready to guide you through the legal process

At The Cochran Firm DC, our experienced wrongful death attorneys are experienced in guiding clients through this difficult process.  You should never have to suffer the unimaginable consequences of a wrongful death when these tragedies occur.  The wrongdoer should be held responsible.  At The Cochran Firm DC, we have decades of experience representing families of persons who died due to the negligence, misconduct, or carelessness of a corporation, government entity, or individual.  Our qualified wrongful death lawyers have brought numerous wrongful death claims in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia and held wrongdoers accountable for their actions or omissions.

The laws applying to wrongful death matters are complicated and require skilled legal counsel.  The Cochran Firm DC takes pride in providing the absolute highest-quality legal representation for wrongful death victims.  Not only do we have a long history of seeking the highest possible compensation for those impacted by a wrongful death, we also seek legal reform in order to help prevent future wrongful deaths.  We want professionals, government entities, corporations, hospitals, and individuals to practice proper care and an effective lawsuit can act as a positive catalyst for change.

Handling insurance companies, government investigators, probate courts, the police, and other parties can be overwhelming during such a devastating time.  At The Cochran Firm, our lawyers are experienced in dealing with these parties and can explain the legal and financial consequences of a wrongful death.  Our seasoned wrongful death attorneys will review and analyze your circumstances and determine if a wrongful death lawsuit is appropriate.

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Contact our experienced wrongful death attorneys for a free consultation

Our wrongful death attorneys can take your case and prosecute it with an expert legal practitioner’s certainty.  If The Cochran Firm DC takes the case, our seasoned attorneys will tirelessly fight to achieve justice for those who have lost a loved one.  Our experienced attorneys have a deep understanding of the law and diligently fight for those who have been needlessly affected by a wrongful death.

If you have lost a loved one due to another’s negligence or carelessness, call 1-800-THE-FIRM to contact the experienced Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland wrongful death attorneys of The Cochran Firm DC to schedule a free consultation appointment.

What is a wrongful death case?

A lawsuit brought due to a death caused by the negligence, recklessness, or wrongful act of another.  These cases are brought to recover damages for medical costs, funeral costs, emotional pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and lost financial support.

Who may bring a wrongful death case?

Often, a spouse, parents, or children of the deceased may file a wrongful death claim in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.  The law provides monetary damage awards for surviving dependents or beneficiaries of wrongful death victims.  The law differs in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia and an experienced wrongful death attorney can discuss your case and inform you whether you are eligible to file a wrongful death claim.

The Cochran Firm DC has a long history of successfully representing wives, husbands, daughters, and sons of victims killed by the negligence or carelessness of others.

Is there a time limit to bringing a wrongful death case?

Yes.  Claims and lawsuits may be impossible if certain legal rules are not met.  A wrongful death attorney knowledgeable in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia law can explain the legal time limits that apply to wrongful death cases.

What type of cases are wrongful death cases?

A wrongful death action may arise from many types of events.  Incidents that caused a wrongful death include a car accident, medical malpractice and negligence, police shooting or abuse, a dangerous or defective product, emergency room errors, negligent security, construction site accident, product failure, nursing home abuse, Taser death, workplace accident, accident caused by a drunk driver, prison deaths, or WMATA/Metro accidents.

What losses may be recovered in a wrongful death lawsuit?

A wrongful death claim may provide family and beneficiaries of a victim with necessary financial security.  Losses that our experienced attorneys may seek for wrongful death cases in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia include:

  • Medical and funeral costs,
  • Loss of companionship,
  • Emotional pain and suffering,
  • Education expenses,
  • Loss of a loved one’s future financial support,
  • Loss of medical, pension, and other benefits, and
  • Loss of childcare, housekeeping, or house maintenance support.

No-cost, no-obligation consultations and case evaluations

At The Cochran Firm DC, our experienced team of legal professionals offer no-cost, no-obligation consultations and case evaluations.  Because time limits apply to bringing a wrongful death claim, contact us today to speak with our seasoned wrongful death attorneys.

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The Cochran Firm handles Medical Malpractice, Catastrophic Personal Injuries, Motor Vehicle Accidents & Wrongful Death Claims for clients throughout the United States of America. The information on this website does not constitute legal advice nor form an attorney-client relationship. Please contact The Cochran Firm today to schedule a free consultation.