An Alabama Wrongful Death Attorney Helps With Wrongful Death Claims
If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent act, you may be able to hold them accountable through a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death is typically when another person’s or entity’s recklessness, negligence, or malice results in your loved ones death. A wrongful death claim requires an Alabama wrongful death attorney who will treat the deceased person’s family and friends with care and compassion, while pursing your legal claims with ruthless efficiency. This is the kind of lawyer you’ll find at Patrick Marshall Law.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Alabama?
Different states have different laws about who can bring a wrongful death lawsuit. For example, some states allow the deceased person’s surviving spouse, children, or parents to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In Alabama, however, the rules are a little more strict.
Only the decedent’s estate’s personal representative, or executor, may bring a wrongful death claim in Alabama. The personal representative is in charge of executing the deceased person’s estate. In some cases, the deceased individual had appointed an executor in the will to act as the executor. An Alabama probate court will appoint an executor or personal representative when no executor has been appointed. The goal in Alabama is not to compensate the victims family, but to punish the wrongdoers who caused the victims death.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Alabama
In a wrongful death case, families of those killed by the careless, reckless, or willful actions of another may seek compensation. Some common causes we see of wrongful death include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Uber/Lyft accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing Home or Mental Health Facility abuse
- Defective product accidents
- Slip & fall accidents
- Negligent or inadequate security accidents
No matter the cause of an accident that caused you to lose a loved one, you still may have a wrongful death case. Therefore, it is essential to contact an Alabama wrongful death attorney at Patrick Marshall Law to help you identify if you have a claim.
An Alabama Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help If You’ve Lost a Loved One in a Wrongful Death
Patrick Marshall Law understands that losing a loved one is absolutely devastating. We will treat you with compassion, understanding, and patience to help you navigate this difficult time, while at the same time aggressively pursuing your claim to ensure that your loved one’s claim gets the respect it deserves.
Remember to contact an Alabama wrongful death attorney before even speaking with an insurance company, and never agree to a written or recorded statement. We’ll represent you to the insurance company and to opposing counsel. Contact Patrick today for your free consultation.