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The death of a loved one resulting from an accident, crash, workplace incident, or any event that’s not expected is tragic. When a loved one dies from no fault of his/her own is the worst possible thing to experience. If this happens you need the experienced wrongful death attorney Mobile AL trusts on your side.
Contact us as soon as you can after this tragic event so that we may investigate and gather important facts for you and your family. If death results from an accident or crash you need to take steps to protect any claim that you may be able to recover. The loss of a love one not only results in the loss of your father, mother, son, daughter, cousin and others, but it may also cost the loss of an income that you need to pay bills. Nothing can replace a loved one but you can make someone pay.
In Alabama, wrongful death is defined as death caused by the wrongful act, omission, or negligence of another. In Alabama, an estate of the deceased person may bring a wrongful death lawsuit as though the deceased person had lived. Any damages recovered are paid to the heirs of the estate of the deceased.
Damages that you may recover in Alabama are “punitive” only. In other words, you may not recover for lost income, mental anguish. Instead, the damages are designed to punish the party who caused the death. If your loved one is severely injured and may die, it is very important to hire us to file your lawsuit immediately, so that you can also recover “compensatory damages.” Those damages would be in addition to the punitive damages you may claim if your family member later dies due to the negligence of another party.
TYPES OF WRONGFUL DEATH CASES:
- Car accidents
- Big truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- On the job accidents
- Product liability
- Fire and explosions
- Medical Negligence
- Hospital negligence
- Slip and falls
- Construction place accidents
STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
You have 2 years to file a lawsuit due to death in Alabama. Because of certain notice provisions, you must file a notice of claim against a city within 6 months and 1 year against a county.