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Wrongful Death Attorneys

Birmingham personal injury lawyers committed to your case.

A wrongful death claim is a type of personal injury lawsuit that seeks compensation for those who have lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence and / or recklessness. At Jaffe & Erdberg, we have over 80 years of combined legal experience. We know how to advocate for our clients’ rights and, we know how to win settlements for those who have lost a loved one to a wrongful death.

 

With our ability and experience in the complexities of personal injury law, we can effectively argue wrongful death claims in trial, negotiate sizable settlements, and help you get through the tragedy of a wrongful death. If you have recently lost a loved one and suspect that you have a wrongful death claim, contact us today. Our job is to answer your questions and walk you through this process.

 

Our Birmingham personal injury lawyers do everything we can to help you feel comfortable and stress-free during this trying time.

What to Do After a Wrongful Death

It’s crucial that families meet with one of the esteemed wrongful death lawyers at Jaffe & Erdberg for a free initial consultation, at which time they can learn about their legal rights and develop the best legal strategy for their unique circumstances.

Call Jaffe & Erdberg for a Free Case Evaluation

At Jaffe & Erdberg, we understand the trauma and heartache associated with wrongful death cases. Our team strives to handle these matters with the compassion, sensitivity, and commitment we would expect for our own families. Our attorneys can provide your family with a clear explanation of your rights and options. Rest assured that our team remains dedicated to results from start to finish.

Wrongful deaths can occur as a result of a variety of events, including:

 

  • Motor vehicle accidents, including accidents resulting from drunk drivers, trucks, motorcycles, and cars. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 45,300 Americans die each year as a result of motor vehicle accidents. Currently, this fact makes vehicle accidents the leading cause of wrongful death in the United States. Of the fatalities resulting from vehicle accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 18,000 are caused by drunk drivers.
  • Unsafe premises, which can result from poor lighting, unguarded stairways, unsafe equipment such as ladders, slippery or wet flooring, lack of warning or safety signs, and more. Over 19,600 Americans die each year due to slip and fall injuries in unsafe conditions.
  • Workplace accidents, which can include assaults, falls, contact with unsafe equipment, exposure to toxins or other harmful substances, and other hazards and dangerous conditions. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, over 5,800 individuals die as a result of workplace accidents each year.
  • Product liability, which includes product flaws resulting from design flaws, manufacturing defects, failure to advertise or inform consumers of a product’s potential dangers, and other issues. “Products” can include anything from toys and electronics to medications and housewares. Statistics for deaths resulting from unsafe products are divided by product. For example, 26 newborns die each year in the U.S. as a result of flawed cribs. Overall, product liability cases makeup about 7% of all personal injury cases.

Contact Jaffe & Erdberg at and arrange a free an initial consultation or case evaluation with an experienced Birmingham personal injury attorney today.