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, knowledgeable, and 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.

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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 over 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.

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