wrongful death

Has Your Loved One Been Killed by Someone Else’s Negligence or Misconduct in Huntsville?

Losing a spouse, child or immediate family member unexpectedly is one of life’s most painful experiences. If a preventable accident caused by someone’s carelessness led to your loved one’s death, the ordeal can be even more difficult to bear. The attorneys at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., understand the ties of family.

We recognize that no amount of money will make up for the loss of a loved one. Yet, Alabama law allows a family who has lost a loved one to hold accountable the at-fault party for the negligent behavior. By bringing a wrongful death lawsuit, the family may seek monetary compensation that is designed to punish the at-fault party for their wrongful conduct. Holding a wrongdoer accountable also may call attention to a problem and prevent another family from suffering a similar loss.

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If your family has suffered a wrongful death in Huntsville or anywhere in North Alabama, you will want to work with a wrongful death law firm with the proven experience of Morris, King & Hodge, P.C. Our dedicated lawyers have helped many Alabamians with wrongful death claims and secured millions of dollars for our clients. Call us today at 256-274-8130.

Some of our notable wrongful death verdicts and settlements include a $3.1 million verdict for the family of a teenager killed by a speeding ambulance, a $2.5 million settlement for the family of a motorist killed in an automobile accident, a $1.2 million settlement of a patient’s wrongful death as a result of medical malpractice, a $1 million settlement against a trucking company for a fatal accident, and a $935,000 settlement for the family of an individual killed by a product explosion.

Each wrongful death case has its own set of circumstances and contributing factors. The results of our past cases do not guarantee the outcome of future cases. But the results do highlight our proven track record of accomplishment for clients and extensive experience handling wrongful death cases involving motor vehicle accidents, defective products, premises liability, and medical malpractice. Our history shows the hard work that we put into our client’s cases. We bring decades of experience to each case we handle and have a proven record of success.

We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your wrongful death claim. We handle cases on a contingency basis. There is no legal fee owed unless we collect money for you. Contact us today, and we are ready to help you.

How Our Attorneys Can Assist After a Wrongful Act

Your family should be your first priority after a loved one’s wrongful death. Our compassionate attorneys can assist you during this difficult time by helping you weigh your legal options and by dealing with the insurance companies. Within days of your loved one’s wrongful death, a lawyer representing the negligent party’s insurance company may offer a quick settlement before you have time to consider your legal options. The insurance company is trying to limit the amount it pays out by making a quick, lowball settlement.

scales of justiceWhen an insurance company presents a settlement offer, it is in your best interest to discuss the situation with an experienced Alabama wrongful death lawyer. We have tried wrongful death cases in courtrooms throughout North Alabama, and we know the details of how these cases work. Contact the compassionate lawyers at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C.

magnifying glassOur attorneys will evaluate your wrongful death claim and answer your questions at no charge. We will share our perspective on whether the settlement offer you have received is reasonable under the circumstances. If we represent you, we will conduct a full investigation of the accident scene, interview any witnesses and preserve all evidence.

shaking handsWe will identify all the potentially responsible parties and the possible sources of compensation. Based on the specific facts of the wrongful death, we will develop a legal strategy to hold the negligent party or parties accountable for your loss. Also, we will deal with the appropriate insurance companies on your behalf.

3 people iconsOur attorneys will try to negotiate a fair settlement before filing a lawsuit. If we receive a settlement offer, we will discuss the offer with you. But we will not hesitate to go to trial if it is necessary to stand up for your rights. Our wrongful death lawyers are committed to aggressively pursuing a just resolution to your case.

In our observation from handling cases, those families who pursue a wrongful death claim and see justice served often achieve some sense of closure regarding their loved one’s loss.