The loss of a loved one is devastating, especially when the loss is due to wrongful death because of negligence. To be considered wrongful, a death must usually be the result of someone else’s negligent actions, such as a medical professional failing to properly treat or a driver of a vehicle driving aggressively. No matter the cause of the wrongful death, the surviving family will suffer great emotional and financial loss.
Who is eligible for wrongful death compensation in Alabama?
The people who can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased in Alabama include:
- The spouse of the deceased
- The child of the deceased
- A parent of the deceased
In some cases, the child of the deceased can only file a wrongful death claim if the child was under 18 at the time of death and the parents of the deceased can only file if their child was under 18 at the time of death. It is important to speak with the Mobile, Alabama wrongful death attorneys at the law offices of Long & Long to determine if you can file a wrongful death claim. If you have lost a loved one due to negligence, please contact the Mobile wrongful death attorneys at the law offices of Long & Long today to schedule a consultation about your case.