When the carelessness or malicious actions of an individual or organization cause the death of a loved one, the law allows the victim’s loved ones to take action against the responsible party. With the assistance of a skilled personal injury lawyer, you may be able to collect compensatory damages for lost wages and emotional trauma, along with a variety of other losses, as long as the suit is filed within the specified time period.
Laws regarding statutes of limitations in personal injury and wrongful death cases vary from state to state, so speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to determine how long you have to file a claim. In Alabama, for example, your right to pursue damages in a wrongful death claim expire after two years. Any claim filed after the statute of limitations has expired will likely be dismissed, and you will lose your right to compensation.
However, the two-year timeline does not always begin at the moment of death or even the time of the accident which caused it. For instance, if your loved one lost their life because of a product that was later found to be unsafe, you may have two years from the moment the dangers were discovered. Medical malpractice also often goes undetected at the time, so the statute of limitations often begins when the negligence is uncovered.
The personal injury lawyers at Jones & Jones PC Attys At Law have been serving southern Alabama accident victims and their families since 1953, establishing a reputation for effective representation and sound legal advice. If you have lost a family member due to the negligence of another, they can guide you through the legal system and help you achieve some measure of justice. Visit their website for more on their legal services, call (334) 222-3161 to schedule an initial consultation, and follow their Facebook for more legal insight from their personal injury lawyers.
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