Wrongful Death

Pursuing Justice for Wrongful Death Victims and Their Families

Dealing with the death of a loved one is one of the most difficult burdens you could ever have to bear—especially when their death was preventable. In legal terms, when one’s death is caused by the negligence of another person or organization it is known as a “Wrongful Death.” Alabama’s wrongful death law is unique, to say the least. Unlike the other 49 states that offer some form of compensation for loss of life, Alabama law only allows punitive damages. Alabama courts view it improper to place a monetary value on a person’s life. The law in Alabama focuses on the “enormity of the wrong” committed by the wrongdoer. The purpose of the wrongful death law is to punish the negligent party and to deter other like individuals or companies from repeating the same conduct.

We understand how difficult this time must be for you, and we want to help ensure that your loved one receives justice. Additionally, we do not want the pursuit of justice for your loved one to result in further financial strain, so we offer our services on a contingent basis. You only pay us if you win the wrongful death lawsuit. Contact John M. Totten, P.C. to schedule a free consultation today.