Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injury

Nothing is more heart-wrenching than suddenly losing a spouse, child, or parent due to someone else’s negligence or misconduct―or seeing your loved one suffer from an irreversible, catastrophic injury. No amount of compensation will ever make up for the loss of a loved one or for a life that has been permanently and horrifically shattered by a tragic injury. But a lawsuit can provide financial security to a family that has lost its breadwinner and that is struggling with medical, funeral, and other expenses, or to a severely injured victim who is facing lifelong medical needs and bills.

Wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases can arise from:

  • Medical and professional malpractice
  • Automobile, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective products
  • Criminal acts

Proving a wrongful death or catastrophic injury case requires not only legal experience, but also rigorous investigation and expertise from professionals in a wide range of disciplines, depending upon the nature of the accident. For instance, an expert on automotive engineering may be required in a fatal car accident case where an airbag failed to deploy. And because injuries and loss of life cause financial pain, a valuation expert is needed to calculate complex financial losses, such as lost future earning capacity and future medical expenses.

We have the financial resources to retain top experts in all necessary disciplines, so we can establish how and why these cases occur, and their economic impact on you and your family. And because we have decades of experience litigating wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases, we get maximum compensation for our clients.

We’re Here to Help You

Insurance companies want to save money. They are not on your side. Contact us immediately.

We fight so you and your family receive justice and compensation for wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, and other losses by holding the parties who are at fault—and their insurers—accountable. Insurers and their adjusters work to minimize payouts and avoid lawsuits. They do not care about your best interests. Contact us to find out whether you have grounds for a lawsuit before you speak to an insurer.

We thoroughly evaluate your case quickly.

We’re highly experienced at handling wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases and can efficiently review your case, in conjunction with our experts, because we understand the legal and technical issues. If your case is right for us, we’ll proceed with a full evaluation of the facts, medical records, and legal issues, and determine the likelihood of a fair settlement or need to file a lawsuit. We’ll keep you up-to-date on all developments and advise you on the range of possible outcomes so you can make educated decisions.

Because a monetary award will significantly impact your family, we put our negotiation and trial skills and experience to work.

We’re master negotiators, so you can rely on us to negotiate the best possible settlement for your family. If the parties can’t agree on an amount, we’re ready to file a lawsuit and vigorously try your case in the courtroom. And we have a track record of achieving winning verdicts and other favorable resolutions in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases.

Our personal bond is as important as our legal representation.

We understand the loss and anguish that the victim and family experience in the aftermath of life-altering injuries or a loved one’s sudden, tragic death. The medical issues and choices can be daunting. Paying for medical and rehabilitation costs, along with living expenses, can overwhelm the family when they’ve lost their breadwinner. You are not just given one person to work with―you have an entire team of lawyers, paralegals, and secretaries. As a team, we coordinate with one another about your case and keep in constant contact with you and your family. Our team helps clients in these emotionally tough times by being accessible, supportive, and genuine. Our sensitivity and compassion make us better lawyers, too.

If a new legal matter arises during your case, we can help.

The firm’s wrongful death and catastrophic injury practice is just one of many HRMM&L law practices. Because HRMM&L is a full-service law firm with substantial resources, we’re able to advise you on other legal problems that may arise during your case. And if the legal problem is one our firm doesn’t handle, we’ll refer you to another lawyer and firm whom we know and trust.

Other legal problems you may encounter during your wrongful death or catastrophic injury case:

  • Work-related injuries and workers’ compensation
  • Construction accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Civil rights abuse and injury
  • Employer discrimination and harassment
  • Slip & fall and dangerous property conditions
  • Product liability, harmful drugs, defective medical devices

$7 million jury verdict in Montgomery County for the estates of a married couple killed in an auto accident.


Verdict against Marriott Hotels for a client who was caused to fall by soda crates improperly stacked around a blind turn on a loading dock.