Facing with the death of a loved one can be traumatic. It is hard enough to deal with the loss of a loved one, but if your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, you may be entitled to a monetary settlement under wrongful death laws.
If your loved one has died as the result of the negligence of someone else in the Mobile, Alabama area, it is absolutely imperative that you know your rights and be aware of the compensation you may deserve. Although it is hard to think of money after the loss of a loved one, there can be large monetary stresses resulting from the your loved one’s death, and wrongful death laws also serve to punish those who do not exercise reasonable care.
Wrongful death laws vary from state to state and can be very difficult to interpret and apply to your specific case. This is yet another reason why it is so important to consult an experienced wrongful death attorney.
There are many things the court considers when decided what amount of monetary compensation to award. These include:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses
- Income of the deceased
- Savings of the deceased
- Were the survivors financially dependent upon the deceased?
If your loved one has died as the result of someone else’s negligence, please contact our office today to schedule your confidential consultation.