Wrongful Death

Leading You Through Tough Times With Dignity and Respect

At Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP, we provide legal assistance to those in the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C. and Annapolis, MD who are facing the most difficult personal circumstances: dealing with the wrongful death of a spouse, parent, child or other family member. Tragic accidents happen in the blink of an eye, giving those left behind little time to think about what is next and how to handle the many legal issues they must face. For more than a decade, we have represented clients throughout Montgomery County and Anne Arundel County in wrongful death suits. We deal with the details and the insurance companies so that our clients can heal from their loss and resume their lives. Most of all, we help families find justice by getting them the compensation they need to move forward.

What is Wrongful Death?

According to the law, wrongful death is a death resulting from the willful or negligent act of another. Sometimes, wrongful death lawsuits occur as the result of a criminal act. For example, during a fight, one person is killed when struck in the head — whether the act was intentional or unintentional. For personal injury attorneys, the question we are concerned with is that of negligence. A wrongful death can result from a car accident caused by somebody running a red light, a surgical error, or a slip and fall accident on a poorly maintained staircase.

Providing Compassionate Counsel and Strategic Representation

As attorneys for wrongful death clients, we deal with the most sensitive issues while making sure that those we represent get the maximum compensation. Because there is a statute of limitations on filing a wrongful death lawsuit, we make sure that timelines are met and all necessary filings are made accurately and efficiently. We provide solid, experienced representation in wrongful death cases stemming from:


Our attorneys have vast experience in getting a fair and just settlement from insurance companies. At Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP, we pride ourselves on giving straightforward and frank assessments of wrongful death cases and providing aggressive representation while also being sensitive to the needs of surviving family members.

Contact us for help with your Maryland wrongful death case

At Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP, we offer the compassionate support and tenacious representation that you deserve in your wrongful death case. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We can discuss your legal options when you meet with one of our lawyers at a free consultation. To schedule a time that works best for you, please contact us online or call us at (443) 749-5111.