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3 Circumstances for Wrongful Death Lawsuits

3 Circumstances for Wrongful Death Lawsuits

by Staff Blogger | January 3rd, 2017

Losing a loved one is difficult, especially when their death could have been avoided. Even before the initial grieving period ends, the financial hardships begin. You’ve lost more than a member of your family; you’ve lost their potential. At Norris Injury Lawyers, our wrongful death attorneys understand all too well how your loved one’s death will negatively impact your family’s future, which is why we fight so hard to secure maximum compensation for our wrongful death clients.

So how does a wrongful death lawsuit work? In Alabama, a wrongful death claim can be filed under 3 circumstances:

  1. Deliberate measures. Your loved one was intentionally harmed by someone else.
  2. Negligence. A negligent act or careless behavior was to blame for your loved one’s death.
  3. Strict liability. An unsafe consumer product or defective medical device resulted in your loved one’s death.

Unlike other states, Alabama awards only punitive damages for wrongful death lawsuits. If your case goes to trial, a jury will decide to what extent the at-fault party was responsible for your loved one’s death and then place a punitive value on their actions. Getting the maximum amount of punitive damages requires an experienced team of wrongful death attorneys working on your case, which is why you should call Norris Injury Lawyers today.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, call us today for a free consultation. We’ll handle your case with the dignity and respect your loved one deserves and fight for every dollar you deserve.


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