Alabama Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Wrongful death occurs when an individual is killed as a result of the negligence of another party. Examples of wrongful death cases include:
- Medical malpractice
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Defective products
The surviving family members of a deceased individual (called the decedent) may take legal action against the negligent party. Alabama wrongful death law is unique in that it does not allow for compensatory damages to be awarded to the family of the decedent. Rather, only punitive damages, intended to punish a wrongdoer and deter others, can be leveled by the court in an accidental death lawsuit in Alabama.
Losing a loved one is an extremely difficult time, and Alabama wrongful death lawsuits need to be handled with the utmost tact. Alabama wrongful death attorney Frank M. Wilson is experienced and distinguished in this area of law. He handles Alabama wrongful death claims with sensitivity, but also delivers the results that can help to bring some measure of closure for the family of the decedent.
Attorneys experienced with wrongful death lawsuits in Alabama
It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after the death of a loved one. The statute of limitations for filing wrongful death claims in Alabama is two years from the death of the decedent, unless the case is against a city or county.
Once you decide to allow the Alabama wrongful death law firm of Frank M. Wilson to handle your wrongful death lawsuit in Alabama, he immediately sets to work with the skills and dedication that earned him a reputation as one of the best wrongful death lawyers in the state. Cases in which he provided successful representation for clients include:
- A child killed in a construction site drainage ditch
- A driver killed when his vehicle made contact with a utility power line
- An electrician killed on a job site
- The death of a child due to a defective crib
Even though wrongful death law in Alabama does not allow for compensatory damages, in a case where there is serious injury that could cause death it may be possible for a family to collect damages for the personal injuries suffered prior to the wrongful death in Alabama. This is another reason why you must contact a lawyer right away.
Superior representation in your Alabama accidental death lawsuit
Frank M. Wilson, P.C. wants to obtain justice for the wrongs done to the friends and family of a deceased person. You can call our office toll free at 888.366.5732 or at 334.649.7106, or contact us online.
The law office of Frank M. Wilson, P.C. proudly serves Montgomery, Bullock and Macon counties in Alabama