At Diamond Fuquay, LLC, we strongly believe negligent parties must be held responsible if they cause the death of another. We are zealous advocates dedicated to ensuring you receive the maximum compensation possible for your loss — not only to help your family move forward, but also to punish negligent individuals and companies for their actions.
Prompt action is critical to obtaining damages after the death of a family member. Under Alabama law, you have a limited period of time to file a wrongful death suit. Our professionals are well-versed in the courtroom tactics the opposition uses in such trials to attempt to limit their liability, and we counter their arguments with carefully planned responses designed to protect your rights. We work hard to ensure you receive compensation for:
The State of Alabama has adopted a unique body of law for determining damages in wrongful death cases. The damages in this type of case are punitive and not compensatory. Punitive damages are awarded to protect human life, to punish the wrongdoer for its wrongful conduct and to deter or discourage others from doing the same or similar wrongful acts in the future. Under Alabama law, the amount of damages awarded must be directly related to the wrongdoer’s culpability or how bad his or her conduct was. The monetary value of the decedent’s life is not considered because the damages are not meant to compensate the family of the decedent from a monetary stand point. The underlying basis for awarding punitive damages in a wrongful death case in Alabama is the concept that all human life is precious.
Alabama law permits the recovery of punitive damages on a showing of mere negligence resulting in the wrongful death of another.
The attorneys with Diamond Fuquay, LLC have an in-depth understanding of how to construct wrongful death lawsuits in Alabama courts. We work with private investigators and experts to establish liability, obtain testimony from witnesses, collect and preserve evidence, and perform a myriad of other tasks to build a case on your behalf.
Our lawfirm is prepared to handle wrongful death lawsuits related to:
Diamond Fuquay, LLC provides committed assistance to those dealing with the devastation of a loved one’s death. If you have lost a family member due to someone else’s irresponsibility, put our tenacity to work for you. Contact us online or by calling us at 251-473-4443 to begin the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit.