Dedicated Montgomery Alabama Wrongful Death Attorney Fights for Damages When Accidents Result in Death
Experienced Alabama trial lawyer goes to bat for you in wrongful death cases
Any unexpected death is heartbreaking for those left behind. In the case of wrongful death from the fault of another or through a malfunctioning product, suits can be initiated against a person or company on behalf of the survivors. In the case of a death resulting from an automobile or truck wreck, the surviving family members may bring a suit for wrongful death against the negligent driver. When death results from a faulty product, the heirs should examine the possibility of filing a claim against the product’s manufacturer. Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, provides representation to family members left behind when an accident takes the life of a loved one.
Common types of wrongful death cases
Accidents that are the result of the negligence of another person often result in severe injuries or, at worst, death. Wrongful death accidents happen in a variety of ways:
- Auto accidents. Injuries from car accidents can be life threatening. When vehicles collide at a high rate of speed, the force of impact can result in death. In the unfortunate event of a wrongful death, specific family members, either through the deceased’s estate or as a dependent of the deceased, have a cause of action for damages.
- Truck accidents. A large 18-wheeler is heavier than the average vehicle operated by everyday people. Truck accidents can result in injuries that are catastrophic. A big rig can literally flatten a smaller vehicle, resulting in death to the passengers. A jackknifed truck can cross many lanes of traffic and wipe out every vehicle in its path. Truckers drive long hours and sometimes operate on little sleep. Even with industry regulations in place, accidents occur. When a death results from an accident involving a truck, a case for wrongful death against the trucking company should be brought.
- Industrial accidents. Explosions at refineries and falls from high places on construction sites often result in death. Those charged with maintaining a safe work environment are negligent when an accident occurs because of the failure to provide a safe workplace. When a workplace is unsafe and a death occurs as a result, the family members of the deceased are well-advised to explore the initiation of a wrongful death suit against the employer.
Filing your wrongful death claim in Alabama
If your loved one is the victim of a fatal accident, preserve your right to file a claim against the at-fault party. Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years under most circumstances. However, it is vital to initiate investigation immediately. A “spoliation” letter which demands that a party keep and maintain the scene and important evidence related to the accident is a must. Use a wrongful death attorney who makes sure your case is timely filed and that your loved one’s rights are preserved. We provide aggressive representation for wrongful death claims. Although we know nothing can bring your loved one back, holding the applicable party responsible for the death helps provide closure to those left behind. We represent you with compassion and zealous advocacy to help give you the emotional closure you need.
Schedule an appointment with a wrongful death lawyer
Chip Nix, Attorney at Law, offers free initial consultations. Calls are returned the same day received to ensure your case is given the attention it requires and your rights are preserved. Call us at 334-279-7770 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.