Brackin McGriff & Johnson Law Firm

Brackin McGriff Johnson

150 West Section Avenue

Foley, Al 36535

251-943-4040
Monday, 21 November 2011 03:52

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Attorney

A wrongful death lawsuit is a claim that is brought when someone is killed as a result of another’s negligence, wantonness or wrongful conduct. The proper party to bring a wrongful death lawsuit in Alabama is the administrator of the decedent’s estate. This means that in order to bring a wrongful death claim in Alabama an estate must be set up. A wrongful death claim in Alabama is brought pursuant to Alabama Code § 6-5-410. Alabama’s wrongful death statute is unique in that it only allows punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer and does not allow for recovery of compensatory damages. Any damages recovered under Alabama’s wrongful death statute passes outside of the estate and are not subject to the payment of debts or liabilities of the decedent. The Alabama Wrongful Death Attorneys at Brackin McGriff & Johnson. have years of experience handling litigation cases in all levels of Alabama courts. If your friend or loved one died as a result of the wrongful conduct of another it’s important that you consult with an experienced Alabama wrongful death lawyer immediately.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases

Wrongful death cases can encompass a wide range of areas, including: car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, products liability, nursing home neglect and abuse and various other scenarios where someone dies as a result of the negligence or carelessness of another. The Baldwin County Alabama Wrongful Death Attorneys at Brackin McGriff & Johnson have the experience and understanding to handle these sensitive matters and can assists families in getting the compensation they deserve and need for the loss of their family member.

Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims

The statute of limitations or time for filing a wrongful death claim in Alabama is generally two years from and after the death of the decedent. If the case involves a claim against a city or county a notice of claim also has to be filed prior to filing suit. In the case of a city a notice of claim has to be filed within 6 months of the incident giving rise to the suit and in the case of a county the notice of claim has to be filed within one year of the incident giving rise to the suit. Thus, it’s critical that an experienced Alabama Wrongful Death Lawyer be contacted immediately to preserve evidence, conduct a through investigation and set up an estate.

Our Alabama wrongful death lawyers handle all wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge you a fee until and unless we make a recovery for you.

If you’re loved one died as a result of the wrongful conduct of another contact our experienced and dedicated wrongful death attorneys. The evaluation is free and confidential.

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Published in Practice Areas

At the law office of Brackin, McGriff and Johnson, we represent clients throughout the Gulf Coast region of Alabama, including those in Robertsdale, Foley, Daphne, Spanish Fort, Mobile, Summerdale, Bay Minette,

No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.

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