G. HAL WALKER
225 North Gay Street
Auburn, Alabama 36830
Phone: (334) 329-7325
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.
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.
There is not a dollar amount that can adequately replace the life of a loved one. At the Walker Law Firm we evaluate these claims on a case-by-case basis. 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.
As Wrongful Death Lawyers, we represent families in in cases where their loved ones have been killed in car accidents, truck accidents, toxic chemicals, bad drugs or medical devices, and nursing home abuse. If you have suffered a loss, please call us for a free case evaluation.
TYPES OF CASES
Wrongful deaths may occur in many ways:
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 [email protected]