The Birmingham wrongful death attorneys at the Belt & Bruner, P.C., know that losing a loved one is painful. The pain may be greater when someone else’s intentional, negligent or outright reckless acts caused the death. We believe that a victim’s family deserves justice and we bring our experience both in and out of the courtroom to help you get it.
Our Birmingham Wrongful Death Lawyer Fights for Your Wrongful Death Claim
Under Alabama law, the survivors of a wrongful death victim can seek money damages that are intended to punish careless people and companies. Our legal team can put our skills, experience and resources to work for you in securing these damages. We’ll fight for you.
To learn more, call us today or use our online form
. We can schedule a free consultation and discuss your legal rights and options.
Our firm has recovered substantial verdicts and settlements for countless clients, and we can put our skills, experience, and resources to work for you. Here we provide answers to some common questions about personal injury.
Frequently Asked Questions
We Help Survivors in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Wrongful death cases are like personal injury cases in many ways. They are both caused by the carelessness of someone else. Death can result any time that someone engages in conduct that puts others’ safety at risk. These situations include car, truck, motorcycle and workplace accidents.
They include cases in which a medical professional provides sub-standard care (a subject for a medical malpractice lawsuit
). They also arise from a company’s defectively designing, manufacturing and selling a product
Alabama law allows the survivors of wrongful death victims to bring legal action against the party or parties responsible for the family member’s death. The survivor can be a husband, wife, child, parent, brother, sister or other relative. If the at-fault party dies in the accident, a lawsuit can be brought against the party’s estate. Because it is a civil action, it does not matter whether the at-fault party was ever prosecuted or convicted for the wrongful act causing the death.
Count on Our Experience to Obtain Justice
Unlike the wrongful death law in many other states, Alabama’s wrongful death law does not compensate survivors for the loss of economic or emotional support. Instead, it is designed to punish those who cause deaths through wrongful acts and to deter others from engaging in the same type of conduct. However, a family that recovers money in a wrongful death action can obtain the justice they deserve as well as the financial security they need.
At Belt & Bruner, P.C., we want you to focus on taking care of yourself and your family after you lose a family member. We’ll focus on taking care of the legal aspects of your case. Our goal is to help you get through this trying time.
Contact Our Birmingham Wrongful Death Attorneys Today
If you or a family member is facing the death of a loved one due to an accident or defective product
, you should seek legal assistance right away. Alabama requires legal action to be taken within two years from the death, so any delay could cost you the right to money damages.
At Belt & Bruner, P.C., we’ll work hard to make sure you get the full amount you deserve.
Our founding member, Keith T. Belt Jr.
, has been selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the American Trial Lawyers Association and is also an Alabama Super Lawyer. Combined, our lawyers have more than 65 years of trial experience in state and federal courts.
We know how to deal with insurance companies, and we are aggressive in the courtroom. We have worked hard to secure numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients throughout Alabama and the Southeast. We’ll work hard for you, too.
For a free consultation, call our Birmingham wrongful death lawyer today today or use our online form
Last updated: Jan. 27, 2015