Personal Injury Coupled With Wrongful Death

Under Alabama law, only punitive damages are recoverable for wrongful death. However, if a lawsuit is filed before the person passes away AND the death was caused by the act made the basis of the original lawsuit, other damages like pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost wages (up until the time of death), and medical expenses are recoverable. Therefore, it is critical to get a lawyer ASAP if serious injury happens to a family member or friend.