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Wrongful Death Attorneys in Birmingham

Compassionate Representation in the Face of Tragedy

We understand how painful it is to see a loved one to pass away due to someone else’s negligence or behavior. The senseless tragedy is unfair and you deserve compensation for your loss. You may want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit to recoup the damages you suffered. A skilled Birmingham wrongful death lawyer from Swiney & Bellenger can represent you in your efforts to seek justice.

In Alabama, family members of the deceased person cannot file a wrongful death lawsuit unless they are the representative of the deceased's estate. Alabama law also prevents the estate from seeking compensatory damages for things like medical bills and funeral costs, only allowing them to seek punitive damages. These damages are paid to the deceased’s estate, the representative of which can then control how the compensation is handled. You have two years after the death of an individual to file a wrongful death claim.

To schedule a free initial consultation with Swiney & Bellenger, contact us at (205) 236-6735.

A Respectful Team with Your Best Interest in Mind

The pain that someone else’s action or inaction can cause is astounding. Wrongful deaths occur far too often, but our team of professionals can help you and your family seek justice when tragedy strikes.

Common causes of a wrongful death include:

  • Car accidents
  • Criminal acts
  • Dangerous drugs
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Toxic exposure
  • Truck accidents
  • Workplace accidents

While we know that nothing can make up for the loss of your loved one, compensation can alleviate your suffering by minimizing the financial repercussions your family faces. Our Birmingham wrongful death lawyers are committed to guiding you in a compassionate and caring manner and providing you with the strong legal representation you deserve.

No matter how the incident occurred, we can help you fight for justice and closure. Because our team works on a contingency fee basis, you do not owe us a dime unless we recover punitive damages on your behalf.

Let your family focus on grieving and let Swiney & Bellenger handle your legal matters. We are aggressive advocates with a combined three decades of legal experience and a track record of success that you can count on. We are prepared to fight tirelessly on your behalf.

To learn more about our firm and how we can help you during this difficult time, call our office at (205) 236-6735 and request your free initial consultation.

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