Accomplished Wrongful Death Lawyer Seeking Justice for Shoals Area Families

woman in black mourning wrongful death of a loved oneA wrongful death in Alabama is defined as one that occurred because of a “wrongful act, omission, or negligence.” Essentially, a wrongful death is one that could have been prevented if the responsible party had behaved in a different matter. For those left behind, the grief of losing a loved one to such an unfair circumstance can be overwhelming and devastating. We are aware of these understandable feelings are committed to helping you gain justice and closure, if possible.

Why File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Beyond the emotional trauma of a tragic death, oftentimes financial factors are present. For example, there may be large medical bills to pay, property damage, and pain and suffering. Furthermore, if the person who died was responsible for supporting you and your children, you may be wondering how you will get by now that they are gone.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Alabama wrongful death statutes are different than those in many other states. Family members of the deceased cannot file a wrongful death claim; only the executor of the deceased’s estate can. That being said, any damages awarded go directly to the deceased’s heirs or beneficiaries and do not become part of the estate. If you have lost someone, it is important to work with an attorney to determine who the estate representative is and use the proper channels for beginning this process.

John Kennemer Attorney At Law can help you hold the right parties responsible after you’ve lost a loved one because of negligence. To get started with a wrongful death claim, contact our Tuscumbia office today at (256) 381-5800 and schedule a complimentary consultation with a successful personal injury lawyer.