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Helping Families Seek Justice & Compensation
The sudden unexpected death of a member of your family, especially a death that never should have happened but was the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongful behavior, is devastating.
You may feel overwhelmed with the new responsibilities you are facing at a time when working through your grief and helping your family cope with your bereavement should be your first priority. This is a time when the lawyers at the Foley, Alabama law firm of Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana can step in and relieve you of many of the burdens associated with a wrongful death.
Holding the party that caused the death accountable for your loss can help bring closure and facilitate the healing process after a wrongful death. We understand that it is not about money so much as it is about making the wrongdoer face up to the terrible loss that their negligence has caused for you and your family.
At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, our Foley wrongful death lawyers have been successful in recovering millions of dollars in wrongful death compensation over the years. We are passionate about helping grieving families pick up the pieces of their lives and go on living after the loss of a loved one.
Wrongful deaths have many causes.
Among those that we see most often in our law practice are the following:
In Alabama, unlike the rest of the nation, wrongful death damages are not assessed based on the financial and emotional losses of survivors but are designed to civilly punish the wrongdoer. The reasoning behind the law is that punitive damages have more of a deterrent effect than compensatory damages, and the law should discourage careless or reckless behavior by punishing the party who is responsible.
Because Alabama’s Wrongful Death Statute is radically different from those in other states, it is important to select an attorney with experience and deep roots in the Alabama legal community.
Both C. Randall Caldwell, Jr. and Drew Wenzel of Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana are native sons whose families have been pillars of the Foley community going back 100 years. They know the law and know the people they serve and offer compassionate and skilled representation when the worst happens and a family member dies because of some individual or company’s wrongdoing.
Another difference between Alabama and other states in its wrongful death law is that Alabama enforces its statute of limitations, restricting the amount of time in which a lawsuit may be filed. Alabama’s statute is more stringent than other states, which often have provisions for tolling or extending the filing statute in certain situations,
The statute of limitations for initiating a wrongful death action in Alabama is two years from the date of the death.
Because of the amount of time it takes to investigate and build a case, it is important that you engage the services of an Alabama wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible to protect your legal right to an award.
When your family is struggling with the grief and pain of a wrongful death in Alabama, the personal injury attorneys at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana are available to offer answers, advice, and experienced legal representation.
Our Award-Winning Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers have recovered millions on behalf of our clients. While other attorneys try to avoid litigation, we thrive in high-stakes litigation. Contact Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, P.C. to put our exceptional skills to work for your injury claim.