Birmingham Wrongful Death Attorneys

Compassionate Legal Guidance in Alabama You Can Rely On

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 consultation.

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.

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