Birmingham Wrongful Death Attorneys
Pursue Justice for Your Loved One - Call (888) 906-3955
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 our
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 can help to cover:
- Medical bills
- Ambulance costs
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
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.
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.
We've recently won a
$12,000,000 verdict in a wrongful death / medical malpractice case. See
more of our successes.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
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. 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 other states,
the damages awarded are not made part of the estate.
You Don't Pay Us Unless We Win - Call for a Free Consult
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, sensitivity. You and your
family can expect nothing but the highest degree of professionalism when
you work with our legal team.