The death of a loved one in a fatal accident is a devastating experience. When someone you love and depend on financially and emotionally dies, you understandably feel pain and anger, made even worse when the death was the result of someone else’s negligent actions and should never have happened. If an immediate family member of yours has been killed as a result of a fatal accident that was caused by the negligence of another person or entity, you may be entitled to file a claim against the responsible party, and gain some sense of justice and closure in the wake of the tragedy.
Types of Fatal Accidents
- Car, truck, and motorcycle crashes
- Boating accident
- Premises accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Bad drug or medical equipment accidents
- Product liability
- Job-related accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Public transportation accidents
- Animal attacks
- Unsafe roadway conditions
- Drowning and suffocation accidents
- Other situations where a death occurred as a result of a person’s negligence or careless actions
Making a Wrongful Death Claim in Alabama
A fatal accident can occur when you least expect it, and in many cases it is the result of another person or entity’s negligent actions. Fatal accidents can occur on the road, in cars, on the job, riding a bike around town, in the workplace, or on someone’s improperly maintained premises.
In Alabama, a person may bring what is known as a wrongful death action against the responsible party if it can be proven that their negligence or failure to act reasonably resulted in the death of your family member. Wrongful death is defined under Alabama law as a death that is caused by the wrongful act, omission, or negligence or another. Although, Alabama law does not provide compensatory damages to the families of victims of fatal accidents, it does provide punitive damages, which are intended to punish the wrongdoer for his or her negligent actions. Pursuing a lawsuit for wrongful death after a loved one has died as a result of an accident helps the surviving family members of the deceased to achieve closure after the devastating event.
Getting Help for Your Family Following a Fatal Accident
If your family has lost a loved one in a fatal accident in Alabama, contact the Drake law firm in Birmingham to protect your right justice. Our attorneys can provide invaluable legal advice and take on your case, handling everything from the thorough investigation of the accident to identifying the party responsible, filing a claim for punitive damages, and litigating your case in court. The attorneys at Drake Law understand how important it is to hold wrongdoers responsible for the harm they’ve done and for you to be able to feel that, at least on some level, justice has been served. Our compassionate and skilled attorneys are here to represent you and passionately pursue what is right and just for you and your family.
What to Expect from the Drake Law Firm
The attorneys at Birmingham’s Drake firm practice in one specialized area of law: personal injury. With more than 25 years of total experience representing clients in fatal accident and wrongful death claims, we have the knowledge and experience to ensure that justice will be achieved. Because Drake Law is a small, specialized practice, we are able to offer individualized attention and provide an unparalleled level of professionalism and dedication to each of our clients. If a member of your family has been killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, get the justice you deserve; call Drake Law today for a free consultation.