Gadsden Wrongful Death Lawyer
Are you grieving after losing a family member in a preventable accident? Reach out to a Gadsden fatal accident attorney for help recovering compensation for the loss of a loved one.
Knowing that a family member has been injured is difficult enough on its own. Losing a loved one to someone else’s carelessness, however, can be unimaginably painful. Now, you and your family are grieving, and that can be difficult to overcome.
Before you file, you’ll need to know what your family’s options are. At the Henry Dailey Law Firm, we understand that Alabama’s wrongful death laws can be strict and that it can be tough to get the full compensation your family deserves. Fortunately, a Gadsden wrongful death lawyer can help you with your fatal accident claim.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Alabama?
One of your first concerns may be who has the option to file the claim for compensation. The person who suffered the injury is no longer living or able to file their claim, so someone else will be responsible for filing. State law narrows down the list of people who can file, so you’ll need to find the specific person eligible to file.
Unfortunately, Alabama doesn’t allow all family members to file wrongful death claims for their lost loved ones. You’ll need to let the personal representative of your loved one’s estate file the lawsuit. That person could be a family member, but it doesn’t have to be.
The personal representative will receive the compensation from the successful wrongful death claim, and they can divide it between those who need and deserve it.
Compensation for Survivors
Losing a family member typically means you’ll also suffer serious losses, both financial and non-financial. For example, the deceased might have been the primary breadwinner in your household.
Unfortunately, in Alabama, your options for compensation are limited, as well. Rather than offering compensatory damages, which help relieve the financial and emotional suffering you’re experiencing, Alabama families may only fight for punitive damages after a fatal accident.
These damages are meant to punish the at-fault party for their actions, so they may have to pay a significant amount for your loss. In Alabama, punitive damages for wrongful death claims are meant both to punish the wrongdoer and to deter others from being reckless.
Get in Touch with a Gadsden Wrongful Death Attorney
Not everyone is careful with the health and safety of our loved ones. Instead, they may act carelessly or recklessly, leaving you to grieve the loss of your family member.
At the Henry Dailey Law Firm, we understand the pain a wrongful death can cause, which is why we focus on helping you and your family recover. Starting with your free consultation, you’ll have a chance to fight back and get the peace of mind you need after losing a loved one.
When you’re ready, reach out to a Gadsden wrongful death lawyer for help. You can reach us by calling 205-995-2412 or filling out the online form below.