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Losing a loved one is an immense amount of suffering for a family to endure, but that misfortune is amplified by the discovery that the cause of their death could have been avoided had the right precautions been taken.
Few consider legal action in the wake of a loved one’s death, but it may be necessary to secure your future and get justice for your loss. Mobile is home to industries that may be more prone to wrongful deaths, like shipbuilding and manufacturing.
Our team of wrongful death attorneys at Morgan & Morgan’s Mobile office is here to help families hurt by the avoidable tragedy of a wrongful death, and can explain to you your options and help you take the steps necessary to secure your future. Fill out our free case evaluation form today.
What Can be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Case?
Alabama is a more restrictive state, where only punitive damages may be recovered for a wrongful death. Damages are not expected to compensate the heirs for the loss of a loved one, and do not replace income. The action must be brought by the deceased’s personal representative.
Instead, they are only responsible for punishing wrongdoing and to discourage or otherwise try to prevent the negligent act from occurring again.
This may appear to make providing for your family financially difficult, but a seasoned attorney can successfully portray the negligent act to give you the best chance at justice.
Our Biggest Successes
Here are some of the many wrongful death cases Morgan & Morgan’s attorneys have been involved in, as well as the compensation we successfully got for our clients.
- $3 million settlement in a medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuit, in which medical professionals failed to diagnose and treat a 38-year-old father’s infection, causing his death.
- $1.6 million verdict awarded to a client who lost their loved one in a drunk driving accident.
- $1.4 million settlement after a truck driver was killed in a truck vs. truck collision where the defendant pulled from a driveway into his path of travel.
- $810,000 verdict after the failure to diagnose a 61-year-old man’s lung cancer.
Alabama Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help You Seek Justice
No one who has recently lost a loved one should have to go it alone. At Morgan & Morgan, our wrongful death attorneys and staff are here to support families devastated by the avoidable loss of a loved one.
If your family has lost a loved one in an auto accident, at his or her workplace, due to medical malpractice, at the hands of a defective product, or any other unexpected circumstance, we may be able to help.
While we cannot assuage your loss, we can potentially give your family financial peace of mind, and most importantly, closure for your loved one. Contact us today for a free consultation to better understand your position, and start the process of justice.