Wrongful Death Attorneys in Birmingham, AL
80 Years' Combined Experience & Millions Recovered
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 recover from 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. Call (205) 333-3333.
Causes of Wrongful Death & Wrongful Death Statistics
- Wrongful deaths can occur as a result of a variety of events, including:
Motor vehicle accidents, including accidents resulting from drunk drivers,
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.
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.
Contact Jaffe & Erdberg at (205) 333-3333 and arrange a free an initial
consultation or case evaluation with an experienced Birmingham personal
injury attorney today.