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When a loved one dies, the effects of their passing can be felt for years or even decades to come. In addition to the emotional and psychological strain that a loved one’s death causes, it can also leave families in financial distress—especially if the deceased was the primary income-earner in their household.

Losing income can immediately put families in a major bind that can be hard to recover from. Suddenly, even daily necessities can be difficult to afford. At Norris Injury Lawyers, we know how the death of a loved one affects families and how the loss of income can be burdensome well beyond the grieving process.

If your loved one passed away because of another person’s negligence—whether the result of an auto accident, a medical mistake, or a work-related injury—you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims are designed to help ease the burden that comes with losing a loved one, especially if he or she earned the money that the rest of the family relied on.

Wrongful death claims can provide compensation for:

  • Lost wages – Lost wages can be calculated many years into the future, as your loved one would have continued earning and advancing in their career.
  • Medical bills – Medical bills don’t disappear when a person passes away—they must still be paid. And when a family’s income is gone, they may not have the financial resources to pay for medical expenses on their own.
  • Funeral expenses – Funerals are more expensive than ever, with even basic services and arrangements costing thousands of dollars.

If you lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, our Alabama wrongful death lawyers are here to help. It’s our goal to help you get the compensation you deserve. We want to do everything we can to help you get through this difficult time. Call today for a free consultation.