Wrongful Death

Birmingham Wrongful Death Attorneys

Empathetic & Trustworthy Attorneys With 50+ Years’ Experience

There’s nothing more painful or devastating as a family than losing someone you love. Whether it’s a mother, father, child, grandparent, or another person, the emotional trauma is overwhelming. To make matters worse, the unexpected loss of a loved one can put you and your family in a financial crisis, especially when the person you lost was a breadwinner in the family.

If the death of your loved one occurred as a result of negligence or intentional harm from another, you and your family deserve justice. At Montgomery Ponder our expert trial attorneys are here to help you protect your rights and hold those responsible legally accountable for their actions.

Suing for Wrongful Death

We understand that no amount of financial compensation can replace the love and companionship you’ve lost, but recovering the compensation you and your family deserve can help you make it through the grief and loss and hold the responsible party accountable. Our wrongful death attorneys in Birmingham often help the surviving spouse, parents, children, and siblings bring a wrongful death claim against the party or parties responsible for the wrongful death.

A wrongful death lawsuit may be settled out of court, but our legal team is prepared to take the case to trial if this will best protect your interests.

Wrongful Death Settlements in Alabama

While it’s impossible to place a value on love and companionship, our Birmingham wrongful death lawyers work with you and your family to determine the full extent of the short and long-term effects this loss has created.

Alabama differs from the rest of the United States in that it only allows for individuals to recover punitive damages (although the funds awarded in the settlement can be used to cover any of the below expenses). In order to recover punitive damages you must prove to a court that the actions leading to your loved one's death were serious enough to be punished monetarily. This is why it's extremely important that you have a lawyer on your side to represent the facts of your case.

A wrongful death claim often recovers compensation for:

  • Medical bills leading up to death
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost wages and future income
  • Loss of future inheritance
  • Pain, suffering, and emotional trauma
  • Loss of companionship
  • Punitive Damages

We treat each client with the compassion and care they deserve and do everything we can to help you through this difficult time.

Alabama's Wrongful Death Statute - How Long Do I Have?

Alabama's wrongful death statute of limitations restricts how long after your loved one's passing you are able to file a wrongful death claim. In Alabama, you must bring a wrongful death lawsuit to court no more than 2 years after the date of your loved one's death. If you wait too long, the courts will dismiss your case without hearing it. It's important that you keep the statute of limitations in mind when deciding whether or not to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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