Alabama Wrongful Death Attorneys

Serving Clients in Birmingham, Shelby County, and throughout Alabama

Coping with the death of a family member is never easy, but losing a loved one due to another’s negligence can be especially traumatic, leaving survivors facing sudden emotional and financial challenges. In these cases, the Birmingham attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates may be able to help you hold the responsible party accountable through a wrongful death lawsuit.

Our lawyers understand that no amount of money can fill the void left by a departed family member, but we also know that a successful wrongful death case can help you and other survivors gain the peace of mind you need to move forward. Please call us at 205-545-7475 to speak with one of our attorneys if you believe the death of a loved one was due to the carelessness or deliberate wrongdoing of another.

Wrongful Death Circumstances

There are a number of situations in which the negligence of an individual or entity can result in the wrongful death of an innocent person. Our attorneys are proud to help families who have lost loved ones due to circumstances including:

For additional information on wrongful death cases in Alabama, please see our Alabama Wrongful Death Law page.

Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases

The attorneys at Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates are dedicated to limiting the stress you and other family members feel after the death of a loved one by taking the lead on your legal matters and allowing you and other survivors to grieve and heal. That said, it’s important to note that Alabama’s law regarding wrongful death is different from wrongful death statutes in other states in terms of compensation that can be recovered.

In other states, survivors of wrongful death victims can typically seek compensatory damages that include money for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of income and benefits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship

In Alabama, however, courts may only award punitive damages in wrongful death cases. Punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant based on the extent of negligent conduct and can vary widely.

Our attorneys can explain the specifics of Alabama’s wrongful death law and advise you on your legal options.

If you believe the death of a family member was the result of another’s negligence, please contact Jonathan W. Gathings & Associates today to schedule your personal consultation. We welcome clients from Birmingham and throughout the state of Alabama.