Wrongful death occurs when someone’s negligence, wantonness, or willful misconduct causes the death of another.
Alabama’s Wrongful Death laws are quite unique, because they were designed solely to punish the acts of the wrongdoer.
Therefore, only punitive damages may be recovered. Alabama law does not allow the recovery of compensatory damages which compensate a person for their loss.
In addition, a claim for wrongful death must be brought by the administrator of the deceased’s estate.
Any damages recovered through a wrongful death case pass outside the estate and are not subject to the payment of the deceased’s debts or liabilities.
If your loved one was killed by the wrongful act of another, contact the Alabama wrongful death lawyers at Morris, King and Hodge.
After an unexpected wrongful death, your family should be your first priority. Our compassionate wrongful death lawyers can aid you during these emotional times by helping you weigh your legal options and find an appropriate strategy to hold the negligent parties accountable for your loss.
We will conduct an evaluation of your wrongful death claim and determine who was at fault. We will perform a full investigation of the accident scene, interview any witnesses, preserve all necessary evidence, and take pictures of the vehicles or devices that were involved.
Within days of your loved one’s wrongful death, a lawyer representing the negligent party’s insurance company will normally offer a quick settlement before you have time to consider your legal options. This lawyer’s chief concern is limiting the amount of money that the insurance company pays out. When an insurance company presents a settlement offer, it is in your best interests to discuss the situation with a lawyer. Contact the Alabama wrongful death lawyers at Morris, King and Hodge. We are familiar with the many tactics that insurance companies use to get you to settle quickly and for less compensation than your family deserves. Our firm has years of experience dealing with insurance companies and handling Alabama wrongful death claims. We will identify all possible sources of compensation for your loss and contact the appropriate insurance companies on your behalf. While our attorneys usually try to negotiate a fair settlement before filing a lawsuit, we will not hesitate to go to trial if necessary to stand up for your rights. Our Alabama wrongful death lawyers will aggressively pursue a just resolution to your case.
Initial consultations to discuss your injury claim are free and we handle injury cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no fee or costs unless we collect money for you.
From our office in Huntsville, Alabama, Morris, King and Hodge, handles Wrongful Death cases in counties and cities throughout the state of Alabama, including Athens, Decatur, Florence, Fort Payne, Guntersville, Scottsboro, Cullman and Birmingham. If you think that we can help you or a loved one as we have helped so many other Alabamians with their Wrongful Death cases, you may be entitled to benefits of which you may not even be aware. Please call our experienced attorneys in Huntsville (256) 536-0588, toll free 1-888-321-8353 or complete our quick contact web form. The Wrongful Death lawyers at Morris, King and Hodge, can help you or a loved one.
Wednesday June 11, 2014
Joe A. King, Jr. , Managing Partner at Morris, King & Hodge, is scheduled to speak at the 2014 Alabama Association “Sun & Stars” Annual Convention, held from June 12-14. In a presentation called, “Stale Tires,” Mr. King will discuss the…Continue Reading