The unexpected loss of a loved one is tragic, especially when it was preventable. No amount of money will pay for that loss. Yet, a fair wrongful death settlement or award can help bring closure, peace of mind, and the stability your family needs to move on.
Our downloadable guide will provide direction as you make some important and difficult decisions.
When You’re Grieving, Everything Is Hard
It’s no exaggeration to call the sudden loss of a family member traumatic. You may find it challenging to manage day-to-day activities, not to mention navigate the legal and financial landscape of an unexpected death.
Despite the challenges, moving quickly is essential with a wrongful death suit in Alabama.
From setting up an estate and personal representative for the deceased person to honoring the statute of limitations, you face time limits that feel more incredibly overwhelming.
This is just one of the reasons that connecting with a wrongful death lawyer is a must—and sooner rather than later. Our legal team is committed to serving you with compassion; we know how to handle even the most complex claims, and are ready to take the burden from your shoulders.
In the meantime, use this wrongful death lawsuit guide to get a sense of the process and how we can help.
Alabama Wrongful Death Cases Are Different Than Other Personal Injury Claims
Wrongful death cases, lawsuits, and damages (the money awarded by a settlement or jury) are different than personal injury cases under Alabama law. Although you may work with a personal injury lawyer, the process is very different from a car accident or even medical malpractice.
For example, did you know that you can’t receive compensatory damages (based on medical bills and lost income) for the wrongful death of your loved one? You can only receive punitive damages, which are harder to convince the courts you deserve. If the wrongdoer is facing criminal charges in addition to your civil action, understand that compensation won’t come from that separate case.
Because of this, winning a wrongful death lawsuit is especially difficult in Alabama, even when the decedent’s estate is fully organized. Experienced attorneys make this process easier.
While there’s no replacement for working with an experienced wrongful death attorney, our downloadable guide offers details on what you can expect, including steps on how to file a lawsuit and a chart outlining which surviving family members can receive compensation.
Find Support and Compassion With Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys
We understand this is an incredibly difficult time, and one you never imagined for your family. You don’t have to do this alone.
Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys offers resources and services to support you when grief and responsibility might otherwise feel overwhelming. Use our free guide to Alabama wrongful death lawsuits to understand the legal options as you move forward with your case.
To get in touch with a law firm that values the attorney-client relationship in every case, from Montgomery to Mobile, call 251-888-8888 or use the contact form on our website to set up your free consultation.