Wrongful Death

Our client was a 16-year-old boy in Hagerstown, Maryland staying at his grandfather’s house. As part of a homecoming party, our client decided to build a bonfire. When doing so, our client asked his grandfather for gasoline to ignite the fire, which the grandfather provided him. In the course of trying to ignite the fire, our client set off an explosion that burned him severely and after three weeks of hospitalization, took his life. The insurance company claimed that our client was negligent and should have known better than to start a fire with gasoline. Nevertheless, we retained a fire expert and were able to settle the case without having to file suit, which the family wished to avoid, for $350,000.

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