If you've lost a loved one unexpectedly in an accident, you may find yourself feeling defeated and lost. As you're dealing with these feelings, you may begin to ask some important questions surrounding your loved one's death. When you need answers, our attorneys at The Shelnutt Law Firm can help you discover them.
You may be wondering how something could possibly have happened that caused your loved one's death, and then you may be considering that someone else may have been the reason for the death. It is the job of our Gadsden, Alabama lawyers to help you determine the exact facts surrounding your loved one's death and to find out if there is a person or organization whose negligence may be responsible for your loss. To further discuss your questions and discern whether you have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit, please contact us today by calling 256-547-4988.
What Constitutes Wrongful Death?
In order to determine if you may have a wrongful death lawsuit, our attorneys first need to establish if the tragic death occurred because of another's negligence or recklessness. Negligence means that a person or organization acted outside the usual expectations associated with a person's behavior or an organization's regulations. If that negligence led to a death, then you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
In addition to proving that whomever or whatever caused the death was acting negligently, our attorneys will also work to show that the loss of life has left you and your family members suffering additionally because of the loss of income.
What Causes Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death may occur because of an individual's action or lack thereof or because a company didn't properly protect an employee. It can also occur if a business doesn't properly upkeep its grounds and your loved one suffered a wrongful death because of their lack of caution.
Wrongful death can occur instantaneously or may be a result of severe injuries. These can be caused by the following:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Boat accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective products
- Distracted driving accidents
How Our Gadsden Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help
If you suspect wrongdoing in a loved one's death, start asking questions now. Alabama law enforces time limits that require you to file wrongful death lawsuits within specified amounts of time, so the sooner you act, the better.
If you are ready to schedule a consultation, then our attorneys can help you answer your wrongful death questions. You can meet with our attorneys for free to discuss you case and we operate on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we don't charge any fees unless we win an award or settlement for you. Allow our experienced attorneys, led by our principal, James Shelnutt, to begin our full investigation today. To contact us, please fill out the form on this page or call us at 256-547-4988.