Birmingham Wrongful Death Attorney
Seeking Justice After the Death of Loved One: Your Rights
Wrongful death lawsuits can be particularly complex. To get results, it is necessary that your lawyer has the knowledge and experience to craft a compelling case supported by evidence, witnesses, and expert testimony. If you lost a loved one due to the negligent act of another party, we urge you to contact a Birmingham serious accident attorney at the Guster Law Firm, LLC immediately. Certain family members hold the right to pursue damages in a case of wrongful death.
Alabama Law in Wrongful Death Cases
Under Alabama law, cases of wrongful death are filed in civil court and you have only two years from the time of death in which to file. The responsible party may be facing criminal charges, but a wrongful death case is a separate legal action. A wrongful death case can be brought even when the person has been acquitted in criminal court or never charged. State law is specific about the situations that allow for a wrongful death case to be filed. Under Section 6-5-410 of the Alabama Code, a wrongful death case can be filed when:
- A wrongful act led to the death.
- An act of omission led to the death.
- An act of negligence led to the death.
In addition to the emotional suffering resulting from the loss of a loved one, victims of wrongful death are understandably confused, and at risk of being taken advantage of by insurance adjustors or lawyers representing the responsible party. We advise you to avoid signing any papers or being interviewed about the death of your loved one by an insurance company or their attorneys without first hiring your own wrongful death lawyer.
Wrongful death cases can arise from various types of incidents, including:
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Alcohol poisoning
- Medication errors
- Nursing home abuse
- Vehicle fires
- Prescription drug recalls
Although a lawsuit cannot bring back your loved one, it is crucial that you speak with a dedicated wrongful death attorney so that justice can be served. The loss of your loved one may have left you in a terrible financial situation. The money recovered through a wrongful death lawsuit or claim can help to provide for your family in the years ahead. Our early involvement can be a critical point in the final outcome of a wrongful death lawsuit or claim. We urge you to contact us immediately.
Speak with a Birmingham Wrongful Death Lawyer at (205) 386-6844
We offer a free, comprehensive, and confidential consultation of your case. We will be happy to visit you if you cannot meet with us at our offices and discuss your case with you in detail. Our staff of experts will determine the best course of action to take to help you to seek to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible under Alabama law.
Let us help you navigate the legal system after the sudden loss of a family member. We have been helping victims of wrongful death since 2002, giving our clients the peace of mind they need to move forward after the loss of a loved one.
Guster Law Firm, LLC can be reached at (205) 386-6844.