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When your loved one has been tragically killed because of someone else's negligence, hiring a wrongful death lawyer will help you get the compensation you and your family deserve. While compensation will never bring back your loved one, it will ease the stress of life without them.

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After the tragic loss of a loved one in an accident, you are filing a lawsuit is likely the furthest thing from your mind. When you are grieving the loss of someone integral to your life, the rest of the world may fade away. But suppose you can think of all your loved ones who contributed to your life and your family's life and how tremendous their loss feels. In that case, you begin to understand how crucial it is to pursue compensation for your losses from the parties responsible for your loved one.

The good news is that you do not have to worry about a thing. A wrongful death lawyer from Mezrano Law Firm will gladly take on the legal burden of proving that the negligence of the at-fault party caused your loved one's death. This allows you to focus on tending to your emotional needs and those of your family as you process grieving your loss. You are welcome to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case today.

What is Wrongful Death?

Alabama law defines wrongful death as a death caused by a "wrongful act, omission or negligence." So, even if the party at fault in causing the death is tried and acquitted of a crime, they can still face a wrongful death claim. In a wrongful death claim, the personal representative seeks the compensation that the deceased would have sought (had they not died) for a personal injury on their behalf. AL Code § 6-5-410 (2017)

There is a two-year statute of limitations (the time limit for taking legal action) from the date of death for filing a wrongful death claim in Alabama.

  • Fatal accidents caused by negligence
  • Any accident that could cause an injury could potentially cause wrongful death, such as:
  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Slip and fall
  • Workplace injury
  • Construction accident
  • Bicycle or pedestrian accident
  • Defective product injury

Mezrano Law Firm also handles wrongful death claims arising from medical negligence and neglect of people being held in custody, jail, or prison. These are complex claims, so please get in touch with us to learn more.

Should I Hire a Wrongful Death Lawyer

Here's how you and your family will benefit from having the services of an experienced criminal death attorney. First, navigating the legal process of knowing what documents to file, where to file them, how to gather the proper evidence, and prepare a compelling case. Then, suppose the case ends up in court. In that case, you will benefit from the services of a wrongful death lawyer who will represent you well and fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.

Coping with the loss of a loved one can be one of the most trying times of your life. When your family member's death was caused by another party's negligence, recklessness, or criminal behavior, it seems to worsen the grieving process because it was entirely preventable. Through filing a wrongful death lawsuit, you and your loved ones can receive the closure and financial compensation to which you are entitled. Our compassionate Alabama criminal death lawyers strive to create the best results for you and your family.

How Much Does a Wrongful Death Lawyer Cost?

At Mezrano Law, we work on a contingency basis for premises liability and personal injury. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don't have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. Reach out today for a free consultation with a child injury lawyer. At Mezrano Law, we offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas, such as:

What Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?

In Alabama wrongful death cases, the only damages available are punitive. In some states, the relatives of the deceased can recover compensation for the loss of the loved one's financial contribution to the household. However, Alabama only allows for punitive damages, designed to punish the person who caused the death and serve as a deterrent to similar actions by others. In addition, the punitive damages in a wrongful death claim are paid to the heirs of the decedent, not the estate.

You can rely on Alabama's trusted personal injury team for your wrongful death claim.
Suppose you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone else's negligence. In that case, the compassionate Alabama wrongful death attorneys at Mezrano Law Firm are here for you.

When you are facing grief resulting from a loss, we can help by ensuring you recover all the compensation from you and your family. We represent clients throughout the state with offices in  If you have a case, you have a lawyer. Call us today to learn more.

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