Mobile Wrongful Death Attorney
Ready to Help You & Your Family Through This Difficult Time
When a loved one passes away due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another person or organization, the pain and suffering that the family experiences is immeasurable. In addition to the emotional trauma of losing a loved one, many families are left with overwhelming financial burdens. These burdens can be alleviated by filing a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for your loved one's death.
At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we can help you file a wrongful death claim and secure the compensation that your family needs. Our team of attorneys can help you through this difficult time and ensure you and your family obtain the compensation you deserve.
Our team has experience handling various types of wrongful death cases in Mobile, including but not limited to:
- Car Accidents: When a loved one dies in a car accident caused by another driver's negligence, we can help you pursue a wrongful death claim.
- Workplace Accidents: If your family member died as a result of a workplace accident, we can assist you in seeking compensation, even if workers' compensation benefits are available.
- Medical Malpractice: When medical professionals fail to provide the standard of care, resulting in a wrongful death, we can help you hold them accountable.
- Product Liability: If a defective product leads to the death of your loved one, we can pursue a wrongful death claim against the manufacturer or distributor.
- Criminal Acts: In cases where a criminal act leads to a wrongful death, we can assist you in seeking justice through a civil lawsuit.
What is Considered Wrongful Death?
In Alabama, a wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to the wrongful or negligent actions of another person or organization. When a person dies due to the wrongful actions of another person, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim to recover compensation for the losses the family has suffered.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Alabama?
The personal representative of the deceased person's estate is the primary party responsible for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Alabama. This individual is often named in the deceased person's will or appointed by the court if there is no will. The personal representative acts on behalf of the deceased person's estate and the surviving family members.
The following individuals are typically eligible to recover damages through the lawsuit:
- Anyone who was dependent on the deceased person for financial support may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
What Compensation Is Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?
The goal of a wrongful death claim is to recover compensation for the losses the family has suffered. The family of the deceased can recover compensation for all medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, and other damages. The goal is to help the family rebuild their lives and to prevent them from becoming overwhelmed by the financial burdens they have suddenly been left with.
Compensation may be available for the following losses:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of financial support
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of guidance and support
- Loss of household services
In some cases, punitive damages may be available. Punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer for their negligent or wrongful actions. Punitive damages are not meant to compensate the family for their losses. Punitive damages are meant to punish the wrongdoer for their actions and to deter others from engaging in similar wrongful conduct.
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While no amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death claim can help ease the financial burden that often accompanies such a tragedy. We are committed to providing you with the legal representation and support you deserve during this challenging time. Our experienced attorneys will fight tirelessly to ensure that those responsible are held accountable and that you receive the compensation you need to move forward.
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