Decatur Wrongful Death Attorneys
Decatur, located in Morgan County, is in Northern Alabama on the banks of Wheeler Lake. It is the core city in the two-county large Decatur, Alabama, Metropolitan Area. The population in Decatur has held relatively steady over the years and boasts some 54,000 citizens and 27,000 households. Although Decatur is a smaller city, it is unfortunately not immune to personal injury incidents that result in wrongful deaths. Additionally, Decatur draws thousands of visitors at various times during the year for a variety of premier Southern festivals—several involving hot air balloons. This type of activity lends itself to deaths caused by accidents, as well as the carelessness of others.
Alabama, as with all states, tracks death and accident rates for each county so that the information and knowledge gained from these statistics can help develop preventative measures to reduce the number of deaths going forward. The Decatur wrongful death attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. located centrally in Birmingham, are readily able to assist you or a family member who has been involved in a wrongful death situation in Decatur or the surrounding areas.With more than 150 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys assist the family members of those who have been killed in accidents by thoroughly investigating each wrongful death claim and, when appropriate and necessary, filing a lawsuit against the responsible party. The attorneys at Hollis, Wright Law Firm are tenacious, aggressive advocates and will work hard to punish the responsible person or party and to deter others from engaging in similar type conduct.Morgan County Death Statistics
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) indicates that in a recent year, Morgan County experienced 1,320 deaths. Of those deaths, 60 were accidental. While every accidental death is not the fault of someone else, many accidents do occur as a result of the careless behavior of another individual. The ADPH statistics further show that approximately 20 accidental deaths per year occur in Morgan County, Alabama, involving motor vehicle accidents. Approximately 12 deaths occur in Morgan County, Alabama, per year from poisoning and six deaths occur per year from incidents involving someone who fell.
Should a family member die in an incident involving the fault or neglect of someone else, it is in the family's best interest to seek an attorney as soon as possible to recover damages on behalf of their loved one. While nothing can bring a loved one back to the family, the Decatur wrongful death attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. know that seeking justice on behalf of your family member is one step in the healing process. Filing a claim and shedding light on the responsible party's actions should also be a step in curbing such behavior in the future. For example, if your loved one was killed by an intoxicated driver, the claim will undoubtedly bring additional awareness to the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving.
If another party caused your loved one's death, do not hesitate to contact us here or call us at (844) LAW-TALK or (205) 324-3600. We will help you seek justice for your loved one.Competent Attorneys at Hollis Wright
Losing a loved one is undoubtedly one of the most challenging and difficult experiences that people go through in life. When a family loses a loved one, it is an incredibly emotional time, and the family should be focused on grieving, healing and supporting each other. The last thing the family should be worried about is trying to figure out what happened in the incident that caused the family member's death. At Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C., our attorneys will take this burden or concern completely away from the family. Our attorneys will do all of the work to investigate the incident and get answers to all of the questions the family might have about what happened.
The competent and experienced Decatur wrongful death attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. are readily available and frequently help those in the Morgan County, Alabama, and the Decatur area. We will use considerable resources—financial, staff, and otherwise—to investigate every detail of your wrongful death case. We use our own investigators, as well as outside consultants, to ensure no stone is left unturned when gathering details and creating a solid case on behalf of your family. Our firm has tried many wrongful death cases, has an impressive track record, and will put in the work and resources to ensure you have an advantage over the careless individual in a trial.
If you recently lost a loved one in a wrongful death incident, do not hesitate to contact the Decatur wrongful death attorneys at Hollis, Wright, Clay & Vail, P.C. for a confidential and free consultation. Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if we don't receive compensation for you and your family, we don't get paid. You can reach us here or by calling us at (844) LAW-TALK or (205) 324-3600.