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Have You Lost a Loved One Due to Another’s Reckless Actions?

After experiencing the loss of a loved one, the last thing your family needs to worry about is navigating a lawsuit. Long & Long Injury Attorneys understand the suffering you are experiencing, and we want to alleviate stress from you and your family during this difficult time. Let us fight for justice for your loved one so you can prioritize your wellbeing.

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Losing a loved one is an unimaginably painful experience, particularly if the death was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. In Gulf Shores, Alabama, a wrongful death lawyer can guide you through the legal process to seek justice on behalf of your deceased loved one, ensuring that those responsible are held accountable.

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What Is Wrongful Death?

In Alabama, wrongful death is defined as a death caused by a “wrongful act, omission, or negligence” of another. According to Alabama Code § 6-5-410, if the deceased person could have pursued a personal injury lawsuit had they survived, then it may be appropriate to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf.

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Our family is here to help you after you’ve been injured. We’ll treat you like family while we seek the compensation you deserve on your behalf.

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If you were injured because of someone else’s careless actions, you deserve to be paid for your losses. We’ll help you seek every dollar you’re entitled to recover.

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When you work with our family, you won’t have to worry about any fees unless we win compensation for you. That’s just how we treat family.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Under Alabama law, the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit is exclusive to the personal representative of the deceased’s estate. This is typically someone named in the will or appointed by the court if no will exists. Alabama differs from other states in that family members like spouses or parents cannot directly file the claim, but they can benefit from any damages awarded.

What Damages Can You Pursue?

Alabama is unique in that wrongful death damages are purely punitive, aimed at punishing the wrongdoer and deterring similar future behavior. Alabama does not allow for the recovery of compensatory damages for lost wages, medical expenses, or pain and suffering unless a lawsuit is filed prior to the victim’s death, such as in cases of fatal injury where the victim is hospitalized for their injury prior to death. 

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Time Limit To File a Claim

The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim in Alabama is two years from the date of death, as per Alabama Code § 6-2-38. Filing a claim after this period typically results in the court dismissing the case, so it is imperative to contact a wrongful death lawyer in Gulf Shores as soon as possible to ensure your claim is filed within the correct legal timeframe.

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Long & Long is a great!! I had no issues when I went to them. Mr.Bennett Long was great whenever I needed him and every assistant was very great as well.

Jason S

I would recommend Long & Long to anyone that needed a lawyer. My family and I had the pleasure of working hand and hand with Mr. Earl and Tami.

Jeb W

Long & Long completely exceeded my expectations. I was in a car wreck and Bennett Long knocked it out of the park on my settlement.

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Advantages of Working with a Gulf Shores Wrongful Death Attorney

Navigating a wrongful death claim can be complex and emotionally taxing. Working with an experienced Gulf Shores wrongful death attorney offers numerous advantages:

  • Extensive Legal Knowledge: An attorney has a thorough understanding of Alabama’s unique wrongful death statutes and how to effectively manage these claims.
  • Negotiation Skills: They have the ability to negotiate with defendants and insurance companies to secure the best possible outcome.
  • Emotional Support: A wrongful death lawyer can provide compassionate support throughout the legal process while you focus on healing.
  • Resource Availability: Your attorney has access to investigative resources to build a strong case against the responsible parties.

Having an experienced legal advocate in your corner can make the process much faster because an attorney can anticipate hiccups or pitfalls and know how to avoid them. They can handle communications with the other parties involved and can take the pressure off of you.

Long & Long Injury Attorneys Are Ready To Fight for You

At Long & Long Injury Attorneys, we understand the profound impact a wrongful death can have on your family. Our dedicated team in Gulf Shores is ready to fight tirelessly to ensure that justice is served. With our extensive experience in Alabama wrongful death law, we aim to provide not only legal representation but also the support and guidance you need during this difficult time. 

Our family is ready to serve your family. Get a free case review with a skilled wrongful death lawyer in Gulf Shores today.

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