Last month, tragedy struck in Montgomery Village, when a 36-year-old man—a husband and a father—was killed in a Maryland car accident. According to a recent news report, the incident occurred early one morning. The man and his stepson were on their way to work, driving separate cars, when his stepson got into a minor crash on I-95 near Maryland Route 32. He pulled over to assist in the accident and check the damaged vehicle, allowing his stepson to continue on to work. While he was on the side of the road checking the damage, a Honda Civic came speeding by. A witness says the car seemed to be driving 100 miles per hour, despite the wintry conditions on the road. Unfortunately, the car lost control and hit one of the cars on the side of the road. The impact of the crash pushed the second car forward, and essentially pinned the victim between the two cars. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim leaves behind two stepchildren and two young daughters, ages 4 and 10, as well as a fiancée. He and his fiancée were planning on getting married last year, but because of COVID-19, they pushed their wedding date to May, which would have marked 14 years together. The family is, of course, heartbroken, struggling with the tragic loss of their fiancée and father.
Losing a loved one unexpectedly is one of the hardest tragedies a person can face. Unfortunately, hundreds of Maryland residents experience that heartbreak every year as a result of Maryland car accidents. In fact, in recent years there have been over 500 deaths on Maryland’s roads annually. Recognizing that families mourning in the aftermath of fatal car accidents may also be struggling financially to recover, Maryland state law gives them the option to file wrongful death lawsuits against whoever caused the crash that led to the fatality.
What Is a Maryland Wrongful Death Case?
Wrongful death lawsuits, while not the first thing most people think of when faced with tragedies such as this one, can be vital to a family’s recovery. If successful, they allow the family to recover costs associated with medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and funeral and burial costs.
In the tragic case described above, the family currently has a GoFundMe page asking for assistance with the unexpected costs they are facing. Specifically, the family hopes to bury their loved one in El Salvador, where he is originally from. Costs such as this can be offset or covered altogether by successful wrongful death lawsuits, which can bring at least some peace to a grieving Maryland family.
Have You Lost a Loved One in a Maryland Car Accident?
If your family is struggling through the grief that comes with a fatal Maryland car accident, know that there are advocates on your side who can help you recover financially for your loss. The personal injury attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen, LLC, are compassionate, dedicated, and experienced in this precise area of law. Learn more, risk-free, about how we can help you today by calling 800-654-1949.