Madison Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a loved one to a wrongful death can leave you feeling an overwhelming sense of injustice. When someone else is fatally negligent with your family’s safety, reach out for help from a Madison lawyer.
Losing a loved one can feel like losing a limb. One moment, they’re an integral part of your life, and the next moment, they’re gone. That pain is compounded when you discover that their death could have been prevented had it not been for the negligent actions of another.
Whether it was a car accident, a mistake at Madison Hospital, or a deadly product defect, your loved one is gone, and your family deserves compensation for that loss. When that happens, reach out to a Madison wrongful death lawyer from the Henry Dailey Law Firm for the help you’ll need for your claim.
Eligibility for Wrongful Death
When a loved one is killed in a wrongful death claim, you’ll first need to find the people involved in the claim. You’ll of course need to find the person responsible for their death, but you’ll also need to find the family member who is eligible to file the claim.
Because the injured party is deceased, the people eligible for compensation is usually limited by state law. Unfortunately, that means that some Alabama residents may have a hard time seeking recovery for their losses.
In Alabama, wrongful death claims can only be brought forward by the personal representative of the estate, and all compensation will go to the estate, not the rest of the family. So, if you’re not the personal representative of the estate, you may need to speak to your family about the estate.
Compensation for Your Loss
When you’ve lost a family member, chances are good that you’ve also experienced financial loss as a result of their wrongful death. Hospital bills, burial expenses, and the grief you’re experiencing can all take a toll on you. Sadly, Alabama law also limits the type of compensation you can seek.
In wrongful death claims, only punitive damages can be sought by the personal representative. So, rather than compensating you for your losses, your damages are only meant to punish the wrongdoer for their carelessness. These punitive damages will go to the estate, but these damages are mostly meant to deter people from being dangerously reckless in the future.
It’s difficult to get compensation for your family’s suffering, but you want to see justice for your lost family member and hopefully ensure that others aren’t harmed in similar ways.
Seek out a Madison Wrongful Death Attorney
When you’ve lost a family member, recovery and closure feels impossible. You’re suffering, even more so because you’re living with the knowledge that someone else was careless enough to cause your loved one’s death.
When you’re stuck in such a devastating situation, you and your family deserve justice. With a lawyer from the Henry Dailey Law Firm on your side, you’ll have a better chance of winning punitive damages for your family, which of course, can’t bring back your loved one. But, it can serve as a form of justice by compensating you for your expenses and ensuring that your family isn’t left in financial straits.
When you’re ready to begin, reaching out to a Madison wrongful death lawyer is easy. You’ll simply need to call us at 205-995-2412 or complete the online form below.