Birmingham Wrongful Death Lawyers
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Alabama has strict rules regarding who can file a wrongful death claim
on behalf of a loved one. According to Alabama law, only a personal representative
of the deceased’s estate can file a claim. This person is not limited
to being a family member of the deceased. If such a person does not yet
exist, the court can appoint one.
We understand that nothing can replace the loss of a loved one. But in
such an emotionally charged time, it is important to have a competent,
compassionate attorney on your side to make sure your family's rights are protected. We can
help you take care of all the legal details so that you can focus on grieving
and healing. Our wrongful death lawyer handles each case with discretion,
and sensitivity. You and your family can expect nothing but the highest
degree of professionalism when you work with our legal team.
We've recently won a
$12,000,000 verdict in a wrongful death /
medical malpractice case. See
more of our successes.
Let us know how we can help. We're ready to listen. Our
no-obligation consults are free, so call (888) 906-3955 to request yours.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in Alabama?
In all cases, the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is
two years from the date of the deceased’s passing. If a claim is not filed in this time period, you will most likely lose
your right to file a claim. Call our firm today to learn more about wrongful
death laws and find out how our attorneys can help you.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Wrongful Death Claim?
Alabama has different rules when it comes to collecting damages in a wrongful
death claim than many other states. According to Alabama law of the three
types of damages available to claimants in personal injury cases, only
economic and punitive damages are available in a wrongful death claim.
Economic damages compensate for financial suffering related to the deceased’s
passing while punitive damages serve as a financial punishment to the
negligent party. All damages awarded in a wrongful death claim are paid
to the heirs of the deceased, and unlike in other states, the damages
awarded are not made part of the estate.
The loss of a family member or loved one due to another's negligence
is devastating. When you are grieving, it can be incredibly difficult
to think clearly about your rights and legal options. But our Birmingham
wrongful death firm is ready to lend you ours
25 years of experience and knowledge. We highly encourage you to pursue a
wrongful death claim so you can receive compensation for your family's loss.
Wrongful Death Compensation in Alabama
If you have tragically and unexpectedly lost a loved one in a completely
avoidable accident, our Birmingham wrongful death attorneys at
Glenda Cochran Associates Attorneys at Law are ready to work around the clock to help you pursue the compensation
you deserve. Compensation is not just about receiving monetary damages
for your pain and loss. It is also about holding reckless parties responsible
for their actions. You will not only be helping your loved one achieve
justice, but your claim can also help benefit the greater public.
Wrongful death compensation can help to cover:
- Medical bills
- Ambulance costs
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
Call our office at (888) 906-3955 for a
free, no-obligation consultation with our Birmingham wrongful death lawyers. We'll review your options
and advise you on how to proceed.