Seeking Justice in Tragedy: Wrongful Death Cases in the District of Columbia and Maryland

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The loss of a loved one is an unimaginable tragedy, especially when it occurs due to the negligence or misconduct of another. In the District of Columbia and Maryland, families of the deceased may find some solace in seeking justice through wrongful death claims. Attorney Kim Parker is dedicated to supporting families during these trying times, helping them navigate the complexities of wrongful death litigation and fight for their rightful compensation.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

A wrongful death claim is a civil action brought by the surviving family members or the estate of a person who has died due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another party. These claims serve to compensate for the financial and emotional losses resulting from a loved one’s untimely death.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

In the District of Columbia, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate must bring the claim forward. In Maryland, the primary beneficiaries (spouse, parent, or child) have the initial right to file, with secondary beneficiaries (such as siblings or cousins) being eligible if there are no primary beneficiaries.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death:

  • Medical malpractice leading to fatal complications or errors.
  • Motor vehicle accidents caused by negligent or impaired drivers.
  • Workplace accidents due to unsafe conditions or lack of safety protocols.
  • Criminal acts, such as assault or homicide.
  • Product liability cases, where defective products cause lethal harm.

The Role of Attorney Kim Parker in Wrongful Death Cases:

Attorney Kim Parker approaches each wrongful death case with a deep sense of empathy and a commitment to achieving justice for the grieving family. Her role includes:

  • Thoroughly investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.
  • Working with forensic experts to establish the cause and responsibility.
  • Calculating the full extent of damages, including medical costs, funeral expenses, loss of income and support, and pain and suffering.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies and at-fault parties to achieve a fair settlement.
  • Advocating in court when settlement negotiations do not yield a just outcome.

The Importance of Legal Expertise:

Wrongful death cases are emotionally charged and legally complex. Navigating the legal system while grieving can be overwhelming for families. Attorney Kim Parker brings her legal expertise and compassionate counsel to bear, ensuring that families receive the support and guidance they need during this difficult time.

Time Limits for Filing a Claim:

Both the District of Columbia and Maryland have statutes of limitations for wrongful death claims. In the District, the claim must be filed within two years of the death, while in Maryland, the timeframe is three years. It is crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are preserved.


Attorney Kim Parker recognizes that no legal action can truly compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, a successful wrongful death claim can provide financial stability and a sense of justice that can be vital to the healing process. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another in the District of Columbia or Maryland, Attorney Parker is prepared to stand by your side and help you seek the justice your family deserves.


The content of this blog article is intended for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. Every wrongful death case is unique and must be evaluated on its own merits. If you are considering a wrongful death claim, please consult with Attorney Kim Parker or another qualified legal professional to discuss your specific circumstances.

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