Wrongful Death Lawyer
Wrongful Death Litigation
When a fatal accident occurs, our attorneys combine an aggressive investigation of why and how the accident happened with compassion and support for the survivors. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Wrongful Death and Alabama Law
Wrongful death cases can arise from car crashes, truck wrecks, medical malpractice, and other types of accidents. In Alabama, all wrongful death cases are governed by the Alabama Homicide Act. These cases are filed when someone dies because of the negligent or reckless act of another person, or because a product is defective.
The Alabama Homicide Act is unique as it does not allow for the recovery of compensatory damages, or damages intended to compensate the survivors for lost wages, loss of inheritance, loss of companionship, or mental anguish. Rather, wrongful death actions under Alabama law are intended to punish the person who caused the death and to preserve the dignity of human life. Because of this, punitive damages are the only damages recoverable for wrongful death in Alabama.
Our attorneys have the resources and contacts necessary to have accident reconstructionists on the scene of a fatal collision almost immediately, to have potentially defective products examined and tested by the appropriate engineers, and to have all necessary evidence preserved and protected for litigation so that we can determine the potentially responsible parties.
Through the use of computer animation, our attorneys can recreate for the jury exactly how an accident occurred and can demonstrate through a straightforward, step-by-step recreation of events exactly why the defendants in a wrongful death lawsuit should be held liable.
Compassionate assistance: When Eloise Cooper’s husband died of his injuries sustained in a car accident, our lawyers did a lot more than help her financially. They showed compassion for her loss. Read testimonials from Eloise Cooper and other clients.