Maryland Code, Courts and Judicial Proceedings § 3-902

(a) An action may be maintained against a person whose wrongful act causes the death of another.

(b) If the death of a person was caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or default of a vessel, an action in rem may be maintained against the vessel.

(c) If a person whose wrongful act caused the death of another, dies before an action under this section is commenced, the action may be maintained against his personal representative.

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