Life is fragile; there is no greater loss than that of a loved one. This is particularly true when their death is due to someone else’s irresponsible conduct. At such a difficult time, contacting an attorney is likely the last thing on your mind. Nonetheless, there are many reasons that you should not delay seeking legal advice. Time is not your ally — key evidence must be safeguarded and evaluated to preserve any potential claim.
Under Alabama’s Wrongful Death Act, the only available remedy is an award of punitive damages, which are intended to preserve life, punish those responsible, or discourage such conduct in the future. Therefore, one of the key considerations is the reprehensibility of the responsible parties’ conduct. Thus, the focus of any investigation must be on why this happened and how it could have been avoided.
For over 23 years, the Ryder Law Firm has been assisting family members who have lost loved ones as a result of the negligent or reckless conduct of others. We have handled cases in which a family member died in a car wreck, in a commercial trucking wreck, while using a defective product, or while a patient in a nursing home. We understand that no amount of money will ever compensate you for the loss of a loved one. We are also sensitive to the needs of surviving family members in such a difficult time and understand what must be done to allow them to obtain closure.
If you have lost a loved one due to the irresponsible conduct of another, contact the Ryder Law Firm. Do not delay – with each passing day it will be that much more difficult to hold the wrongdoers accountable for their actions.