Wrongful Death

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The loss of a loved one is a devasting event.  An untimely and unexpected death of a family member causes extraordinary grief, particularly when the loss results from the conduct of others.  Wrongful death occurs when negligence, recklessness or intentional behavior results in a fatality.  Attorney Michael Turndorf is a skilled and experienced advocate.  You will pay no attorney's fees unless Attorney Turndorf recovers on your behalf.

Stressful Times Require an Experienced Advocate

Taking legal action may be the furthest idea from your mind, but getting experienced legal assistance as soon as possible is important.  In addition to the emotional trauma, families may experience significant financial difficulties from the loss.  While no amount of money can undo the harm, the compensation provided by a wrongful death claim or lawsuit can help ease the burdens that accompany such a loss.  Attorney Turndorf is prepared to help you through this stressful time and to seek maximum compensation on your behalf.  

Some of The Common Causes of Wrongful Death

  • Car accidents
  • Driver inattention
  • Drunk driving
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Aircraft accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Work-related deaths
  • Death caused by dangerous condition of property
  • Birth injuries
  • Death caused by defective products
  • Medical malpractice

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?

In Maine, a wrongful death claim must be brought by and in the name of the personal representative of the deceased's estate.  Attorney Turndorf can guide you through the appointment of a personal representative in a probate proceeding.

Though the personal representative initiates a wrongful death claim, the beneficiaries of the claim may include a surviving spouse, children, parents, and other family members.  Frequently the family members were dependents of the deceased person for financial or emotional support.

Types of Damages Recoverable in Wrongful Death Claim

Attorney Turndorf is experienced and prepared to help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve for wrongful death.  The types of damages (compensation) recoverable include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Property damage costs
  • Any medical expenses related to the deceased's final injury or event
  • Loss of benefits
  • Lost earnings
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of care, guidance and companionship
  • Conscious pain and suffering endured before the untimely death
  • Mental anguish and pain and suffering to the survivors

Time is Short-Do Not Wait To Bring a Wrongful Death Claim

Time is of the essence in wrongful death claims.  Generally speaking, the Statute of Limitations is only 2 years from the date of death.  If you allow this short deadline to pass, you may forever lose your opportunity to seek a rightful recovery of compensation owed to you and your family members.  And, it is essential to collect facts and evidence immediately.

If a Loved One Died Because of Someone's Conduct Contact Attorney Turndorf Today

Attorney Michael Turndorf understands the hardships a family face after a loved one's wrongful death.  He is dedicated to seeking maximum compensation on your behalf.  To learn more and hear about your options after an unexpected death, and for a FREE CONSULATION you can reach Attorney Turndorf at 207-729-4500 or at [email protected]


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