Losing a loved one or a family member is always hard, and it is especially hard if the loss occurred as a result of negligence. If the death was brought about due to negligence or another form of unjust action, then the victim’s family maybe dealing with a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit can consist of an intentional or unintentional act that results in an injury that leads to death. A wrongful death lawsuit could result from any number of intentional or unintentional actions that later resulted in death of the victim. Alabama has a unique Wrongful Death Act in that, the only damages that can be assessed against a Defendant are punitive damages meant to punish and deter wrongful conduct that results in the death of another person. The purpose also it to encourage people to act carefully and safely to prevent injuries to another person. All wrongful death claims usually consist of the same general elements which are, the victim’s death was caused as a result of misconduct by someone else, the person responsible for the victim’s death was negligent or is held liable for the death, the victim is survived by a spouse, children, beneficiaries, or dependents, who need to seek monetary damages for the loss of their loved one. A wrongful death situation is never an easy situation to deal with, but if there is a potential wrongful death claim then the victims family should immediately seek the assistance of a qualified wrongful death attorney. Contact Mr. Carter for a initial case evaluation if you believe your loved one was the victim of a wrongful death.
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