A Wrongful Death is said to have occurred when we lose someone close to you in a fatal accident whether it be an automobile accident, product defect, or medical negligence. We are never prepared for the sudden death of a loved one. If this has happened to a friend or loved one, you need an experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer. These cases are all too common in Alabama courts. This type of action includes a white variety of legal fields such as car crashes, defective products, 18-wheeler accidents and other situations where the actions of one party causes the death of another.
Walker Law Firm On Your Side
When the negligence of another or a company causes the death of a loved one the family and the Estate of that person needs an experience lawyer who can provide caring support, sound legal advice, and aggressive representation. There are several pitfalls when handling wrongful death cases in Alabama. Once must be well versed in the Alabama Statute of Limitations as well as probate law in the county where the loss occurred. In Alabama, the lawsuit must be initiated by the Personal Representative of the decedent’s estate.
Families need an experienced attorney during this difficult time of anguish, medical bills, and funeral expenses. Distribution of any settlement or jury award is also handled through probate. Unlike most other actions, the individual who brings the action does not receive the money. Instead, the award must pass through the decedent’s estate through his or her heirs at law. As a result, the probate proceedings will remain active until the wrongful death claim is resolved.
Cases Walker Law Firm Can Help With
- Car and Truck Accidents
- Prescription Drug Deaths
- Hospital Errors
- Accidental Slip and Falls
- Bicycle v. Car
- Exposure to toxic chemicals
- On the Job Accidents
- Fires and Explosions
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Machines or Automobiles
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, contact the Walker Law Firm for a free case evaluation. We are here to help you with your wrongful death claims in Lee County, Alabama as well as throughout the rest of the state. As with all civil claims, there is a time limitation, so don’t wait to file your claim. You can contact us at 334-329-7325 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.