When you lose someone to the reckless actions of another person, the pain can feel unbearable. While you struggle with astronomical expenses and deal with your loved one’s will, you need someone in your corner to protect your rights. When you need financial relief after suffering a loss, our experienced and compassionate Montgomery, AL, wrongful death lawyers at Floyd Hunter Injury Law are here to stand up and fight to seek justice for you. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help through a free case review.
Have You Lost a Loved One Because of the Recklessness of Another?
The wrongful death attorneys at Floyd Hunter Injury Law are here to serve as your trusted, compassionate partner in the fight for the damages your family deserves.
Getting Help is Easy
Grieving the loss of a loved one can feel impossible, but getting the legal help you need is easy. We’re just a phone call away.
You Deserve Financial Relief
While recovering damages can’t bring your loved one back, it can help you make ends meet. We’ll fight for the money you deserve.
No Upfront Fees
You shouldn’t have to stress about costly upfront legal fees. Starting with a free case review, you won’t owe us a dime unless we win for you.
By Your Side in Your Time of Need
There’s nothing that can ease the pain of losing a loved one. When your parent, child, or other close relative dies in an accident caused by someone else, you feel angry, sad, scared, and even helpless. A loss like this is utterly devastating, and no amount of money can ever bring your loved one back. Damages can, however, help you cover the final expenses you face, the leftover medical bills, and lost wages and comfort.
Our Montgomery, AL, wrongful death lawyers at Floyd Hunter Injury Law are here to help you face down the person whose irresponsibility robbed you of your loved one and seek the justice you’re owed. Whether you’re in Montgomery, Millbrook, Prattville, or anywhere in Alabama, you deserve to be compensated for your loss, your pain, and your suffering, and we’ll work to seek the maximum amount possible.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Alabama?
Alabama is unique among other states because it doesn’t allow family members of the deceased to file a wrongful death claim. The only person who can file such a claim in our state is the designated personal representative of the estate. This is the person, who in many ways, serves as a proxy for the deceased in administering the estate. Often, this person is named in the will, but the courts may also appoint the person. This representative will file the wrongful death lawsuit, and any damages will be awarded to the estate.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Alabama
Unlike other states, where compensation can be sought to cover things like loss of income and other monetary losses, in Alabama compensation in a wrongful death case is awarded through “punitive damages.” These are awarded to preserve human life, to punish the at-fault party for their wrongful behavior, and to discourage the at-fault party and others from doing the same or similar wrongs in the future. The amount of punitive damages that can be awarded in Alabama must be directly related to the at-fault party’s culpability, meaning how bad the wrongful act was.
When seeking damages for a wrongful death claim, it’s so important to have a compassionate attorney on your side who has experience investigating wrongful deaths and knows how to make a jury understand the seriousness of a wrongful death. Our attorneys are here for you. We want to help you seek the justice you deserve.
Have You Experienced the Wrongful Loss of a Loved One?
We know the pain you’re experiencing is indescribable. Our Montgomery, AL, wrongful death lawyers will help you seek the damages and justice your loved one and your family truly deserves.
Wrongful Death FAQs
In Alabama, wrongful death is broadly defined as any wrongful act or negligence that results in death when in a similar situation the deceased could have filed a personal injury suit had they survived.
No. A wrongful death case is very different from a criminal case. This is a civil case where you may be awarded monetary damages for the loss you’ve experienced. Criminal cases are completely separate.
You may have heard of the term “statute of limitations”, which describes the time frame you have in which to file your wrongful death case. In Alabama, you have two years from the date of death to seek damages.
The answer to this question is “maybe.” Injury cases, including wrongful death, usually are settled out of court. If negotiations break down and we do have to go to court, however, we are prepared to do whatever it takes to seek the justice you deserve.
There are no costs at all for your case review and no additional upfront costly fees. If we don’t successfully obtain damages for your loss, you won’t owe us a dime.