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Wrongful death lawsuit

Wrongful Death Attorney

Unfortunately, sometimes the negligence or wrongful conduct of a person or company causes not only injury but also death. 

 

The wrongful death attorneys at Jinks, Crow & Dickson have been helping people throughout the states of Alabama, Georgia, and Louisiana who have lost a loved one through the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person or company. Our lawyers  have represented clients in successfully seeking recovery for the wrongful death of a loved one. If you have lost a family member or loved one due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of someone else or a company, contact us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

Alabama Wrongful Death Law

In Alabama, someone with a relationship to the person killed or who represents that person’s estate can bring an action for the death. Generally, if a lawsuit could have been brought for personal injuries had they not died, then someone can bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the person killed in Alabama.

 

The damages awarded in a wrongful death action are different from a personal injury action. Rather than compensating the victim for his injuries, the jury must award an amount necessary to punish the person causing the death. Alabama law recognizes that a loved one can never be replaced nor their loss adequately compensated, but punitive damages can help prevent similar conduct from causing personal injury or death in the future. 

Types of Wrongful Death Cases

A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed in almost any situation where a person has died because of the careless or wrongful actions of some other person or entity.

 

The possible events that could lead to a wrongful death lawsuit include:

 

Any situation where a person has died from other-than-natural causes may potentially give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit.

Because of the nature of the lawsuit, a wrongful death claim can be filed only after a person has actually died. If a personal injury lawsuit has been filed prior to the person’s death, and the person subsequently dies of his injuries, the lawsuit is not dismissed. An attorney can amend the suit to bring a wrongful death claim, regardless of the theory under which the original lawsuit was filed.

Most wrongful death lawsuits must be brought within two years of the decedent’s death. There are exceedingly rare circumstances in which this time limit may be extended, but whether this is possible is a determination that an experienced attorney must make after fully investigating the case.

 

If you are coping with the death of a loved one, it is important that you speak with a wrongful death attorney as soon as practicable to avoid a potential wrongful death lawsuit being time-barred. We can help you. Reach out to us today for a free consultation.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, as a result of someone's negligence, or by a defective product or you have an estate, trust, or business dispute issue, contact our personal injury lawyers today for a free and confidential initial consultation.

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Union Springs Office

219 North Prairie Street

Union Springs, Alabama 36089

Phone: (334) 738-4225

Fax: (334) 738-4229

Toll-Free: (888) 297-9592

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7030 Fain Park Dr #10

Montgomery, Alabama 36117

Phone: (334) 473-2393

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These recoveries and testimonials are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family, or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law. The valuation of a case depends on the facts, the injuries, the jurisdiction, the venue, the witnesses, the parties, and the testimony, among other factors. Furthermore, no representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

 

We serve the following localities: Bullock County including Union Springs; Montgomery County including Montgomery; Macon County including Tuskegee, Shorter, and Notasulga; Barbour County including Clayton and Eufaula; Chambers County including LaFayette, Lanett, and Valley; Clarke County including Grove Hill, Jackson, and Thomasville; Perry County including Marion; Russell County including Phenix City; Tallapoosa County including Alexander City; and Wilcox County including Camden.

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