Wrongful death: seeking damages for the death of a loved one

In our previous post, we looked at some of the statistics concerning the rate of fatality in car accidents here in Alabama. As we saw, the fatality rate in this state is significantly higher than the national average, and a big reason for this is the lack of appropriate, nearby medical care in rural areas.

There are other factors that explain the higher rate as well, such as more time on the road and the greater incidence of speeding, but the health care issue is a big one. Whatever the specific causes of fatal accidents in Alabama, though, it is important that those who suffer damages as a result of an accident are adequately compensated. 

Here we are talking about wrongful death litigation, which is an avenue that may be available to the loved ones of someone who dies in a car accident. In Alabama, wrongful death damages are designed to punish the wrong-doer and keep the bad conduct from happening again.

In our next post, we'll talk a bit more about wrongful death damages and why it is important to work with an experienced attorney when seeking them out.

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