The death of a loved one is never easy, but facing the death of a loved one as a result of someone else’s wrongful conduct can be even more difficult. By law, a wrongful death occurs when an individual has committed a “wrongful act, omission or negligence” that results in the death of another person. Wrongful deaths often occur as a result of one of the following incidents:
In Alabama, damages in wrongful death lawsuits are generally awarded for losses sustained by family members of the deceased or beneficiaries of the deceased. Although more than one person may be entitled to compensation for the death of a family member, Alabama law states that only a personal representative of the deceased or the custodial parent of a minor may bring the actual lawsuit.
There’s no need to try and figure this out on your own. Our experienced attorneys can help you determine how best to stand up for your family’s rights. We understand that it can be difficult to consider the legal implications following the death of a loved one. That’s why our attorneys are able to provide compassionate and consistent guidance through the process.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one because of the wrongful actions of another, please contact the attorneys at Siniard, Timberlake & League to set up a FREE consultation and discuss your legal options. You may contact us online or call us at 256-536-0770.