When a loved one is killed as a result of someone else’s negligent,
reckless, or wrongful actions, their surviving family members can feel
overwhelmed and unsure of their legal options. At Hare Wynn, we are committed
to holding the responsible persons, companies, and other entities accountable
for your suffering. Our wrongful death attorneys in Birmingham have
decades of experience navigating the complex process of filing a wrongful death claim.
We can help you understand your various options as we work towards a just
solution on your behalf. Our firm can handle every aspect of your claim
so that you can focus on your future. We offer compassionate, caring legal
guidance and strong, uncompromising representation from start to finish.
If your loved one was killed by someone else’s negligence, Hare Wynn
can help. Give us a call at (855) 997-9319 to get started with a free
What is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death is a legal term used to describe instances in which an individual
is killed as a result of another person's, corporation's, or entity’s
negligent, careless, reckless, or intentional actions. A wrongful death
lawsuit provides the family of the deceased with the opportunity to pursue
justice on their behalf after they've passed on.
There are many different types of situations that have resulted in the
wrongful death of an individual:
At Hare Wynn, our experienced wrongful death lawyers have handled cases
involving virtually every type of wrongful death claim in Alabama. We
understand how the system works and can offer you the sound legal counsel
and steadfast assistance you need.
What Damages Are Recoverable in Wrongful Death Claims?
Laws governing wrongful death claims vary from state to state. In some
regions, it is possible to pursue compensatory damages to assist with
unanticipated losses associated with wrongful death, including
funeral costs, loss of support, loss of income, and more.
In the state of Alabama, wrongful death claims fall under the Alabama Wrongful
Death Act, which is unique and unlike wrongful death statutes in other
states. Under this law,
recoverable damages in wrongful death claims in Alabama are entirely punitive, not compensatory. The purpose of this is to hold responsible parties
accountable for their negligence and to deter others from similar actions
that could also lead to wrongful death. Under Alabama law, the amount
of recoverable damages is typically determined by the extent of wrongdoing.
Innovation, Experience & Resolve
At Hare Wynn, our wrongful death attorneys in Birmingham have a long track
record of success. We rely on innovation and creativity when litigating
wrongful death cases. We have consistently remained at the cutting edge
of plaintiffs’ work, providing outstanding representation for clients
struggling with the wrongful death of a loved one. Our firm’s founder,
Francis H. Hare, Sr., was responsible for a complete rethinking of the
law of wrongful death claims.
In its 100+ year history, Hare Wynn has obtained a number of
extraordinary results—both in the form of jury verdicts as well as settlements—in
wrongful death cases nationwide. Our
highly-awarded attorneys are prepared to help you.
Call us at (855) 997-9319 to speak with an attorney about your situation.
We offer free initial consultations and contingency based fees.