Birmingham Wrongful Death Lawyer
Losing a family member is always heartbreaking. When that loss is the result of a negligent, careless, or intentional act, it is tragic. The lawyers at Davenport, Lavette & Cleckler are committed to helping people recover emotionally and financially for the loss of a family member.
Alabama wrongful death claims are considerably different than other personal injury cases and are different than any other state’s wrongful death laws.
Damages under Alabama’s wrongful death statutes are solely punitive in nature. Recoveries are not determined by medical bills and lost wages, but by the character of the defendant’s wrongdoing. Thus, each case will turn on its own complex set of facts.
Settling a Wrongful Death Claim or Going to Court
Whether a case results from big truck (18 wheeler) accidents, nursing home abuse, or drunk and drugged driving wrecks, most are resolved prior to going to trial. Nonetheless, we prepare every case as if it will be decided by a jury. When a wrongful death trial is necessary, we have the skill, experience, and resources to help our clients successfully pursue their interests. In a recent wrongful death trial, our firm secured a verdict of $7,000,000.00.