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Glen Burnie, Maryland Wrongful Death / Survivor Action Lawyers


The Glen Burnie, Maryland wrongful death lawyers at Murnane & O’Neill may be able to assist you if you have suffered the tragic loss of a loved one due to the negligence or neglect of another person or party. The untimely death of a loved one at the hands of a negligent individual is devastating. Unfortunately, this happens all too often. Hal Murnane and his associates have years of experience litigating these types of cases. Depending on the circumstances, there may be cause for a wrongful death claim and/or a survivor action.

Frequent examples of incidents that result in fatalities are:

  • Auto accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Truck accident
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Product Defects
  • Accidents involving Premises Liability

Wrongful death actions are strictly regulated, and only primary beneficiaries such as the spouse, parents and children of the decedent may bring a claim. If no primary beneficiaries exist, a secondary beneficiary may bring a claim, but only if that person was substantially dependent on the decedent.

A survivor action is brought by the personal representative of the deceased to recover for pain and suffering that may have occurred prior to death while the deceased was conscious.

In many of these cases, such as in truck accidents, it requires bringing in the employer of the negligent party. The employer would be jointly liable for torts committed by an employee acting within the scope of his or her employment.

If you have experienced a death in your family and believe the death was due to the negligence of another, call our wrongful death lawyer in Glen Burnie at (410) 761-6800 to speak with a member of our staff.

What Kind of Damages Can My Family Collect Following a Wrongful Death in Glen Burnie, Maryland?


The wrongful death lawyers in Glen Burnie, Maryland at Murnane & O’Neill may be able to help you collect damages if your loved one was killed in a tragic accident involving the negligence or neglect of another person or party. Losing a loved one suddenly and tragically in a car accident, truck accident, due to medical malpractice, in a motorcycle accident, on the job, due to a defective product, or due to a slip and fall, can be devastating. You and your family may be struggling with unexpected medical bills, funeral costs, and you may be wondering how you will make ends meet if your loved one was your family’s primary breadwinner. If your family has lost a loved one in a tragic accident, you and your family may be able to seek damages for physical and emotional pain and suffering, funeral costs, medical expenses your loved one incurred before he or she passed away, loss of support, loss of relationship, and sometimes other damages.


Determining future earnings and lost income can be challenging. If the person who passed away supported your family, had children, or had great potential (for example, he or she was training to be a doctor), and now your family is struggling to stay afloat economically, you and your family may be able to pursue damages. Having a skilled Glen Burnie Maryland wrongful death attorney at Murnane & O’Neill can make a difference in your case. Our Glen Burnie, wrongful death lawyers can review the details of your family life, your loved one’s work skills, and his or her earning abilities. We can work diligently to build the strongest possible wrongful death claim for you and your family.


What happens, though, if the person who passed away did not work outside the home? Families may still suffer immense losses when a person who was the children’s primary caretaker or the caretaker for elderly relatives passes away in an accident. For example, surviving family may need to find costly daycare for the children, or put elderly loved ones in a nursing home. Babysitters or nannies may need to be hired or nurses may need to be brought into the home. This can be an immense financial burden for a family reeling from the untimely death of a loved one. In this situation, a qualified wrongful death lawyer in Glen Burnie, Maryland at Murnane & O’Neill may be able to help you recover damages that could cover childcare and other caretaking expenses.


Families of someone who died due to negligence or neglect may also be able to collect damages for loss of consortium, lost comfort, and lost companionship. If your family is grieving the loss of a loved one who was hurt in an accident, the Glen Burnie, Maryland wrongful death lawyer at Murnane & O’Neill may be able to help you with your claim. Our wrongful death attorneys offer compassionate and caring guidance to families at their time of greatest need. We are here to help you.


Loss of a Child and Loss of an Elderly Relative


Wrongful death claims often focus on the loss of an adult who contributes financially or in other significant ways to a household. When it comes to wrongful death claims, the financial value of the claim is often found in the financial support that a person may have provided to the income or care of the home. This may be in the form of caretaking for children or earning a living to pay expenses. When a child dies or an elderly person dies due to the neglect or negligence of another person or party, seeking damages can sometimes be challenging and heart wrenching. While families might be able to seek money to cover medical expenses incurred before the person passed away, or money to cover funeral expenses, families may be limited in additional compensation they can collect. Yet, every case is unique. Some elderly relatives provide important childcare for their grandchildren. Some children provide financial support to their parents and families. If you lost a loved one due to an accident, please accept our deepest condolences. Do not hesitate to reach out to the wrongful death lawyers in Glen Burnie, Maryland at Murnane & O’Neill today.


Contact a Wrongful Death Lawyer in Glen Burnie, Maryland Today


We understand that your family may be under immense stress right now and may be in the midst of funeral planning. Pursuing a lawsuit may be the last thing on your mind and the idea of going to court may be downright overwhelming. We understand. Fortunately, you do not have to navigate the claims process alone. Hal Murnane and the wrongful death attorneys in Glen Burnie, Maryland at Murnane & O’Neill are here to help. We will be right for you.