Huntsville Wrongful Death Lawyer

Personal Injury

Huntsville Wrongful Death Lawyer


Do you have a loved one who was a victim of a wrongful death? A “wrongful death” occurs when a person dies due to the negligent, careless, intentional, or reckless act of another person or entity. The loss of someone you care about is never easy, but when the person’s death was a result of another person’s negligence or misconduct, the situation becomes even more complex. The attorneys at Ferguson & Ferguson understand what you are going through—and the questions you want answered—and we have the experience to guide you through it.

If someone close to you has died due to the wrongful act or neglect of another, it is important to find a reputable and well-established law firm with an exceptional reputation for handling death cases. AttorneyRandy W. Ferguson is your best resource to ensure you are being protected and that your family is being compensated for your loved ones death. Randy W. Ferguson, with offices in Decatur and Huntsville, has been the preferred wrongful death attorney since 1993. We are lawyers who specialize in death and injury cases. If you have lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence in Huntsville, Alabama, call now. We offer a no obligation FREE CONSULTATION to all victims families. Call 256-534-3435.

Causes of Wrongful Death in Alabama

Wrongful death occurs when an individual is killed as a result of the negligent or intentional act of another party. Examples of wrongful death cases include:

  • Intentional deaths(criminal/murder)
  • Medical malpractice
  • Car accidents
  • Trucking accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Work-related accidents
  • Vicious dog attacks
  • Fires
  • Defective products
  • Boating accidents
  • Plane crashes
  • Construction accidents
  • Drowning and swimming accidents
  • Slip/Trip and fall accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Backhoe and front loader accidents
  • Electrocutions

What is Wrongful Death in Alabama?

A “wrongful death” occurs when a person dies due to the negligent, careless, reckless, intentional act, or an omission of another person or entity. The Alabama Wrongful Death Statute is found at Alabama Code Section 6-5-410. Wrongful death claims may arise out of car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, property negligence, and other incidents of negligence. In Alabama, the decedent’s immediate family members (surviving spouses and children, and sometimes parents or siblings) may bring a lawsuit or action. Alabama wrongful death law is unique in that it does not allow for compensatory damages to be awarded to the family of the decedent. Only punitive damages can be awarded.

The sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one is always shocking and painful. If someone close to you has died in Alabama due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior of another party, it is essential that you contact a well-established wrongful death law firm. You should ensure that the Alabama wrongful death law firm has extensive experience and expertise in prosecuting death cases and in particular the type of accident that caused the fatality. Alabama wrongful death attorneys at Ferguson & Ferguson understand the devastation and grief that families feel when a loved one has been killed in a preventable fatal accident, as well as the emotional and financial challenges that families face going forward. Over the years we have represented hundreds of families throughout Alabama, including husbands, wives, children, parents, brothers and sisters who have lost beloved family members in tragic, preventable deaths.

Why Hire Ferguson & Ferguson

Losing a loved one is one of the most painful and difficult things that any of us will ever deal with. The law offices of Ferguson and Ferguson takes pride in giving the families of death victims individual and personal attention.

  • We are committed to excellent client service.
  • We care about our clients, and have patience.
  • Free phone consultation 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays
  • Free office consultation as late as 7 p.m. and Saturdays also
  • Decatur and Huntsville locations near you
  • We answer all our clients calls, or return them promptly.
  • Keep our clients informed of the status of their case.
  • We make sure that our clients understand each step of their case.
  • We have great compassion for the physical, emotional, and financial problems that our clients suffered, and will do everything possible to get them through their difficult time.

Time is of the essence in Alabama wrongful death actions. Hiring an experienced Alabama wrongful death attorney therefore should not be delayed. Our wrongful death attorneys understand the wrongful death laws. In Alabama, unlike in other states, the family of a loved one who is killed as a result of another person’s negligence is entitled only to punitive damages, not compensatory damages. Wrongful death damages are to punish not to compensate. This means you can ask the jury to punish the person who is at fault for the wrongful death, but you cannot receive damages for your loved one’s expected future income. Ferguson & Ferguson is familiar with the complexities of pursuing wrongful death lawsuits and has had numerous seven figure successes. If you have lost a loved one at the hands of another, our firm can help.

Free Wrongful Death Consultation

We are always available to review your case and analyze the facts of your potential claim, with no obligation. Call us in Huntsville or Decatur, Alabama today to see how we can help you obtain justice and compensation for your loss. We are available in Huntsville and Decatur day or night to discuss your case and answer your questions. Wrongful death consultations are always free, and if we represent you, we will not charge legal fees unless we win your case. If you have lost a loved one, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to discuss your case. Call us in Huntsville or Decatur, Alabama now. Call 256-534-3434. We are here to help.

Huntsville Office Location:
303 Williams Avenue SW
Suite 321
Huntsville, AL 35801