A Wrongful Death claim is a lawsuit pursued when someone is killed as a result of another person’s wrongful conduct. The Wrongful Death Statute in Alabama is unique compared to other states in that it only allows for punitive damages (money paid to punish the wrongdoer) and does not allow for compensatory damages (money paid to a person as compensation for their loss).
When a loved one dies from a traumatic and unexpected accident, family members are often left stunned, hopeless, angry and unsure of where to turn. Often times the next of kin is hesitant to contact a lawyer, but the time immediately following a tragedy can be crucial to ensure the responsible party is held accountable for their wrongdoings. For example, photographs of the scene need to be taken and eye witnesses need to be contacted.
Wrongful Death Cases We Have Represented
The wrongful death attorneys at Farris, Riley & Pitt are experienced with handling wrongful death cases. Throughout the course of the firm’s existence, they have represented many family members who have lost a loved one do to:
- Faulty products
- Catastrophic accidents
- Railroad accidents
- Tractor trailer accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Nursing home abuse.
While no amount of money will ever compensate for a family’s loss, our attorneys seek compensation so rightfully deserved for enduring the loss of a loved one.
The attorneys at Farris, Riley & Pitt have represented a number of families who have lost loved ones. They understand that each element of the case is crucial and fundamental in recreating the sequence of events the lead up to the victim’s deaths and the events that happened immediately following the death. Often times accident reconstructionist will be employed, other times machinery or products need to be evaluated and analyzed for faulty components. Our wrongful death attorneys will go to great lengths to make sure all evidence need for trial has been developed, prepared and utilized.
Please remember that generally speaking in the State of Alabama, the Statute of Limitations for wrongful death is 2 years from the date of death.
If someone you know has been killed in a motor vehicle accident or suffered a tragic untimely death, contact an attorney who handles wrongful death cases in Alabama like The Personal Injury Lawyers at Farris, Riley & Pitt. Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are available for in home consultations. Call us today at 205-324-1212 or toll free at 1-888-580-5176.