Compassionate Counsel After Fatal Accidents

Losing a loved one is always a difficult, heartbreaking experience. Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence further amplifies the distressing nature of these tragic events.

At The Mazur Law Firm, we understand how difficult this time is for you. We will strive to reduce all the burdens that a wrongful death lawsuit can bring and can help you recover fair damages.

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Family members cannot directly file wrongful death lawsuits. Instead, it is the responsibility of the personal representative to file the lawsuit on behalf of the decedent's estate. Whether it was a car crash, medical malpractice or another fatal accident, we work closely with the personal representative throughout the legal process.

What Damage Can I Recover?

While most states allow individuals to recover compensatory damages from a wrongful death lawsuit for medical bills, funeral expenses and lost wages, Alabama does not. Instead, you can only pursue punitive damages from a wrongful death lawsuit.

Punitive damages, unlike compensatory damages, are designed to punish negligent parties for their actions. If damages are awarded, they are paid directly to the decedent's heirs, not to the decedent's estate.

Successfully recovering punitive damages from a wrongful death lawsuit is challenging. These cases are extremely complex and often end in a jury trial. We have developed a reputation throughout Alabama as a trusted, capable trial law firm.

Our founding attorney, Sherri Mazur, was named the 2016 District Attorney of the Year. She knows how to prepare for court and takes an aggressive stance when advocating for you and your family's needs.

Legal Advice Focused On Your Needs

We know that legal actions may not be your top concern following a fatal accident. However, with Alabama's two-year statute of limitations, it is important to speak with a lawyer who can help you hold negligent parties accountable. Our attorneys will work with you in a warm, compassionate setting to provide you with the knowledgeable legal advice you need.

We invite you to contact our Montgomery office to schedule a free initial consultation. Please call us at 334-694-1130 or complete our contact form.