Tuscaloosa Wrongful Death Attorney
Have You Lost A Loved One?
The death of a loved one is a hard reality we all come to experience. It is especially difficult to comprehend the loss of a family member if we know it could have been prevented. It is often the case that a death is, at times, due to the fault of another individual. While we can never fill the void that is left in you when a family member dies, we can seek some form of compensatory justice for their death. Death can often be the result several factors that lie in the hands of others, such as poor nursing, medical malpractice, or a vehicular accident. We believe that you deserve to know what factors caused you to lose your loved one and how you are able to seek compensation to provide you with a sense of justice during this troubled time.
What causes wrongful death?
A wrongful death claim can be filed for any incident in which someone is killed due to the actions of another person. Examples of what could qualify for a wrongful death claim include:
- Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other medical professional is neglectful in their duties toward a patient, fails to provide appropriate treatment for an illness or condition, or does not provide care in a timely manner. If any of these instances result in the death of the patient, the doctor or hospital can be held accountable. This is among the most common cases of wrongful death claims.
- Misdiagnosis is a form of medical malpractice in which a medical professional provides an improper diagnosis of a patient’s illness or injury. Misdiagnosis could lead to unnecessary or improper treatment all while leaving the real problem unchecked.
Wrongfully Issued or Faulty Prescription Drugs
- Like misdiagnosis, improperly administered prescription drugs can leave an existing problem unchecked while also causing other unperceived issues with the patient in regards to any possible reaction they might have. A poor reaction to a prescription drug due to allergies or other factors can potentially be life-threatening; if this results in the death of a loved one, it may qualify you for a claim.
- A car, trucking, or motorcycle accident that results in the death of a family member automatically qualifies you for a wrongful death claim if you are able to prove that the other party is at fault. Causes for an accident that could qualify you for a wrongful death claim include any sort of impaired driving, distracted driving, or operating a vehicle under the influence. If a pedestrian is struck and killed by a vehicle, their family could also qualify for a wrongful death claim. It is also possible to seek compensation from a manufacturer if a faulty vehicle is what led to your loved one’s untimely death.
Nursing Home Mistreatment or Neglect
- A nursing home is a place in which we trust those qualified to give our loved ones the proper care that they cannot give themselves. Yet, at times, our loved ones are subject to neglect, mistreatment, or other atrocities when they are placed in the care of a nursing home. In the unfortunate event the this neglect may result in an untimely death, you would certainly qualify for a claim.
Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
- Intentional infliction of emotional distress, also known as “tort of outrage,” refers to the possibility that another individual pushed your loved one to take their own life. Actions that may qualify for this include constant bullying, emotional or physical abuse, or any other action either physical or psychological that may have resulted in a loved one committing suicide. If you are able to prove that the actions of another are what resulted in a loved one taking their own life, you can qualify for a claim.
If you believe your family member died due to the actions or neglect of another, seek legal advice from a skilled attorney and see if you qualify for a case.
What makes me qualified to file a claim?
In order to move forward with a lawsuit, you must be able to prove that your loved one was killed by circumstances beyond their control. As a result, your case will rely heavily on evidence that the death was caused by the actions of another. We will help you to prove that another individual’s direct or indirect involvement is what led to you losing a family member.
Wrongful death statutes permit that certain people are able to file a claim in order to pursue compensation. Any immediate family member has a right by law to file a wrongful death claim. These include the deceased individual’s spouse, children, sibling, parent or legal guardian. Other individuals who may qualify for a claim include anyone who acts as a dependent of the deceased. It is rare, yet not impossible, that a distant family member has a legal right to file a claim for a wrongful death lawsuit; this includes aunts, uncles, cousins, or grandparents. It might also include family members related by further extension, such as second-cousins. Contact us for a more in-depth overview on whether or not you qualify for a claim.
What could result from my claim?
We know that no amount of financial compensation can take the place of someone close to you. We do, however, believe in doing whatever we can to ensure that your bereavement isn’t bombarded with unnecessary financial burdens. We believe that the best way for you to receive justice is to pursue it with the help of a skilled attorney. Some areas in which you will be compensated for include:
- Funeral or Burial Expenses
- Any Resulting Property Damage
- Emotional Distress, Grief, or Bereavement
- Financial Compensation for Lost Income
If your loved one has died due to the actions or neglect of another individual, Attorney Jason C. Neff can give you the proper advice on the necessary steps to ensure the highest possible compensation. We will work hard to help you get the justice that YOU deserve!
Thank you so much for all you have done for John. We know you have gone beyond any expectations for him. It is up to him now. Thank you again.