You picked up the phone, and your world was shattered. No one is prepared for that phone call. It’s the phone call we all dread, and it’s one you will remember for years to come.

The days following it quickly become a blur. You find yourself blindly planning a funeral and going over your family member’s financial affairs. You may feel overwhelmed with grief and unsure what to do next. You are quite likely filled with anger toward the person who caused the Silver Spring crash that killed your loved one. 

When the fog of grief begins to lift, how do you go about dealing with the financial details of a fatal Maryland auto accident?

First of all, you should know that the Maryland State Police automatically investigate all fatal car accidents. They will have a public record of how the accident occurred and who caused it.  

In a Silver Spring accident with injuries, the person responsible for the crash must pay damages to the person injured. 

If the victim in the accident died, the compensation is still paid, but goes instead to the deceased’s nearest kin, such as a spouse, children or parents.  

If you’ve lost a family member in a car crash, you may be able to recoup damages for:

  • Your loved one’s final medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Property damages
  • Pain and suffering

As a close family member, it is your right to demand compensation from the person who caused the accident that killed your loved one. If you do not feel emotionally prepared to deal with the legal battle on your own, you may want to talk with an experienced Silver Spring accident attorney who can help.

At Nickelsporn & Lundin we understand that nothing can bring back your loved one. We also believe that you shouldn’t have to suffer financially because of someone else’s negligence.

If you are too overwhelmed or filled with grief at the thought of dealing with a Maryland wrongful death claim, call us at 1-800-875-9700. Let us deal with the legal details so that you can focus on what really matters — remembering the life of your precious loved one.