Wrongful death is a legal term involving situations where someone is killed due to the negligence, intentional act or misconduct of another, whether the wrongdoer is another individual or a corporation. The members of Alexander, Corder & Shelly, P.C. have handled wrongful death cases caused by serious automobile accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, exposure to defective drugs and exposure to toxic chemicals.
In Alabama, wrongful death claims are handled under the Alabama Wrongful Death Act. This Act is unique and unlike the wrongful death statutes in any other state. Under Alabama law, the damages recoverable for wrongful death are entirely punitive in nature, not compensatory.
At Alexander, Corder & Shelly, P.C., our experienced attorneys have attained some of the largest settlements and jury verdicts in North Alabama.