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Columbia Wrongful Death Attorneys

Hold Negligent Parties Responsible for their Devastating Acts

When a person’s death is caused by the negligence of someone else, the surviving spouse, parents, and children of the deceased are left carrying a sometimes-impossible burden. They have lost a loved one, and while nothing can bring that person back, it is the responsibility of the negligent party to ensure they are cared for during this devastating transition.

Let Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates help you obtain the compensation you need to recover from this challenging time. Our Columbia wrongful death attorneys have a thorough understanding of how to help you build a case and obtain the best possible outcome for your situation.


Call Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates today to schedule a free initial consultation with our firm. Dial (410) 927-5137 or contact us online. We do not collect a fee unless you obtain compensation.


Compensation for Wrongful Death in Maryland

A wrongful death lawsuit is a legal claim brought by family members because of the death of a loved one who supported them financially. Sorting out the details of a wrongful death claim can be complex. Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates brings decades of combined experience working with the Maryland rules and handling complex civil matters.

You may be entitled to compensation benefits for expenses such as:

  • Funeral, burial, and medical costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Lost companionship

It is important to have an attorney who is not only qualified but compassionate. Shapiro Zwanetz & Associates’ motto is “service, service, service,” and it is precisely this level of personal attention clients need when dealing with the loss of a loved one. We take no fee unless we can obtain a settlement on your behalf.

Our Wrongful Death Attorneys in Columbia

Wrongful death lawsuits in Maryland must be filed within three years of the death. Our Columbia wrongful death attorneys have the experience your case needs to gather evidence and help you hold negligent parties responsible. We maintain relationships with local professionals to provide our clients with a support network, including medical experts and others who can help you build a strong case. Do not fight your legal battles alone.

Remember, while you and your family are mourning, insurance companies are working hard to minimize the amount of money that they must provide. For this reason, it is important to seek a consultation with a Maryland wrongful death lawyer immediately.


Call (410) 927-5137 or contact us online. There is no fee if no recovery.

Why Are We the Right Choice?

Reasons to Choose Our Firm
  • We approach every case as a team.
  • Every initial consultation is free and no-obligation.
  • We are available for you 24/7.
  • We are a team of former prosecutors and know how the other side thinks.
  • We have in-house lending options to retain us with no money out of pocket.
  • We are highly recommended and awarded by various associations.

A High-Quality Reputation

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This Isn't a "Paycheck" - This Is Our Calling

At Shapiro, Zwanetz & Associates (SZA) we believe in thinking differently from most lawyers and law firms. We help our clients understand and accept their legal situation; we work with them to confront and improve that situation, while seeking the best outcome available at law. We recognize that each client is a unique individual, each deserving of the highest client/customer service; and we just happen to get our clients excellent results while we deliver that exceptional service.