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Filing a wrongful death claim in Alabama

On Behalf of | May 22, 2023 | Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another person is devastating. In Alabama, it is possible to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for the loss.

Learn the most common reasons why an individual might choose to file a wrongful death claim.

Holding the responsible party accountable

One of the primary reasons to file a wrongful death claim is to hold the responsible party accountable. This can bring a sense of justice to the grieving family and provide closure and aid during the emotional healing process that families must go through.

Recovering economic damages

A wrongful death claim can help recover economic damages resulting from the loss of a loved one. These might include medical expenses incurred before the death, funeral and burial costs and the loss of the deceased’s future earnings and benefits. While money can never truly compensate for the loss, it can help alleviate some of the burdens that follow the death.

Compensation for non-economic damages

In Alabama, a wrongful death claim can also seek compensation for non-economic damages. These represent the loss of the emotional support, companionship and guidance the deceased would have provided.

Deterrence of future negligence

Filing a wrongful death claim can serve as a deterrent to future negligence or misconduct. It sends a strong message that negligent behavior leading to loss of life has serious consequences.

While a successful wrongful death claim cannot bring back a loved one, it can provide financial security, closure and a sense of justice while families work toward rebuilding their lives.



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