Birmingham Wrongful Death Attorney
Birmingham is the most populated city in Jefferson County as well as in the State of Alabama. As such, it is not surprising that Jefferson County would routinely have the highest annual death rates. Heavily populated cities where people live in close proximity to one another will undoubtedly experience a higher rate of injury causing incidents and deaths than smaller, more rural areas. Alabama, like most states, tracks many death-related statistics in order to determine the most likely causes of death and to better understand how society might reduce or prevent death going forward.
Attorneys, such as the Birmingham wrongful death attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. also play a vital role in Alabama in terms of engaging in litigation related to reduce the number of overall deaths. When a death occurs due to the misconduct of another and an attorney files a lawsuit against the wrongdoer, this deters others from engaging in the same or similar type of wrongful conduct.
JEFFERSON COUNTY DEATH STATISTICS
According to the County Health Profile generated by the Alabama Department of Public Health, approximately 7,000 deaths per year occur in Jefferson County, Alabama. Many of these deaths occur within the heavily populated City of Birmingham. Of these 7,000 deaths, the average number of deaths deemed "accidental" is typically around 450. While many accidental deaths are not the result of wrongful conduct engaged in by another, many are in fact due to someone else's neglect or mistakes. When the death of a loved one or a family member is caused by the misconduct of someone else, then a wrongful death claim should be given serious consideration.
In Jefferson County, statistics show that some of the most prevalent types of accidental deaths occur from motor vehicle and truck accidents as well as slip and falls. However, accidental deaths also occur on job sites, during the course of medical treatment, during the use of various products, in industrial plants, on construction sites and during the course of other activities.
TRUSTED WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEYS
The Birmingham wrongful death attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. possess more than 150 years of combined legal experience representing families who lost a loved one due to the wrongful actions of another. Our attorneys have tried numerous wrongful death jury trials throughout the years with a tremendous track record of success in the courtroom. Our attorneys thoroughly investigate each wrongful death matter and commit significant financial resources to retain experts in various fields to help develop and prove the case. The firm's ability to retain high quality experts in any given wrongful death case will put your family at a distinct advantage over the wrongdoer and his or her attorneys.
If you recently lost a loved one or a family member and have reason to believe the death was caused by the wrongful conduct of someone else, then please contact our law firm here today for a free and confidential consultation. You may also call us at 844.LAW.TALK or 205.324.3600. If we decide to accept your case, the case will be handled on a contingency fee basis, which means we only receive payment if we successfully recover money on behalf of you and your family.