Wrongful Death Attorneys in Birmingham
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Anyone who has lost someone close to them understands that the grieving process is a hard one, and unique to each person. That difficult process can be even more challenging if the loved one you lost was fatally injured due to someone else’s negligent or careless actions. Whether your spouse, parent, child, or other close family member was killed in a car crash, slip and fall incident, or a defective drug injury, our firm is here to help you seek justice on their behalf.
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At Crumley Roberts, we know that nothing we do can restore your loved one, but our pursuit of justice can help prevent future injustices from harming others. We have more than 30 years of legal experience on our side, and we’ve secured more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. More importantly, we’ve secured more than 5,000 5-star reviews from past clients, and we truly believe in doing what’s right. When you choose to work with our firm, you can expect compassionate legal guidance through each step of your wrongful death case.
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Alabama Wrongful Death Claims
A wrongful death case can apply to any fatality caused by another party’s wrongdoing. If another person’s unlawful, negligent, or erroneous actions lead to the death of another, they can be held liable for the resulting damage.
If you believe you have cause to file a wrongful death claim, you must take action quickly. In Alabama, the law requires the claimant to file a wrongful death claim within two years of their loved one’s passing. There are rare exceptions to this rule, but to protect your rights, it's always best to see an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death laws vary by state, and in each state there are certain stipulations regarding who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim and when. In most cases, those closest to the deceased person will be eligible to file a claim on their behalf.
Wrongful death claims are most often filed by the following parties:
- Legal partner
- Children and other dependents
In the event that the deceased person has no spouse or close relatives, siblings, cousins, or other relatives may be allowed to file a claim instead.
What Type of Damages Can I Recover?
Alabama is unique in that it only allows for punitive damages in wrongful death cases, not compensatory damages. In other words, you can seek compensation related to fees that punish the defendant for their wrongdoing, but the law does not allow for recompense in relation to economic damages.
We’re All Traveling the Same Road – Let’s Move Forward Together
To determine the best possible course of action for your case, you need to discuss your situation with an experienced legal professional. Our team at Crumley Roberts can assist you through each step of the legal process, providing reliable counsel and support when you need it most. We understand how difficult it is to deal with the loss of a loved one, and we want to do our part to make this journey as easy as possible.