Wrongful Death

Awanna Scott Law Wrongful Death

Seek Out Representation based in Birmingham, AL

Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or intentional actions is a devastating experience. During such difficult times, it’s essential to seek legal support from  compassionate attorney who can help you navigate the legal process and hold the responsible parties accountable. At Awanna Scott Law, we understand the pain and grief you are going through, and we are here to provide you with the support and guidance you need.

What is considered wrongful death?

Wrongful death suits typically arise when a person dies as a result of another party’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions. Some examples of wrongful death suits include:

When a medical professional fails to provide the appropriate standard of care, resulting in the patient’s death, the victim’s family may file a wrongful death suit against the healthcare provider.

If a person dies in a car (truck, semi, motorcycle, boat, etc.) accident caused by another driver’s negligence, their family may file a wrongful death suit against the driver and potentially other parties, such as the vehicle manufacturer or a government agency responsible for maintaining the road.

If a person dies due to a defective product, their family may file a wrongful death suit against the manufacturer, distributor, or seller of the product.

If a person dies in a workplace accident due to an employer’s failure to provide a safe work environment, their family may file a wrongful death suit against the employer.

If a person dies due to the intentional or reckless actions of another person, their family may file a wrongful death suit against the perpetrator.

Here's How We Can Assist You in Your Wrongful Death Case

Legal Guidance and Support:

We will offer you compassionate guidance throughout the legal process, ensuring you understand your rights and options. Our attorneys will handle all legal aspects of your case, allowing you to focus on grieving and healing.

Identifying Responsible Parties:

Our attorneys will identify all potentially liable parties involved in the incident, which may include individuals, companies, or institutions. We will examine factors such as negligence, product defects, medical malpractice, or any other circumstances that contributed to your loved one’s wrongful death.

Handling Insurance Companies:

Working with insurance companies can be challenging, as they may attempt to minimize their liability or offer inadequate settlements. Our experienced attorney will handle all communications and negotiations with the insurance companies on your behalf. We will fight to ensure you receive fair compensation for your losses.


We will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence and establish liability. This may involve reviewing accident reports, collecting witness statements, consulting with experts, and analyzing any available surveillance footage or forensic evidence. By building a strong case, we can effectively demonstrate the negligence or wrongful actions that led to your loved one’s death.

Litigation, if Necessary:

While many wrongful death cases can be resolved through negotiations, we are prepared to pursue litigation if a fair settlement cannot be reached. Our skilled attorney will represent your interests in court, presenting a compelling case and advocating for maximum compensation.

Calculating Damages:

We will assess the economic and non-economic losses resulting from your loved one’s death. Economic damages may include funeral expenses, medical bills, lost income, and loss of future financial support. Non-economic damages encompass the emotional pain, suffering, and loss of companionship you and your family have experienced.

Compassionate Representation:

Throughout the legal process, we will provide you with compassionate support and understanding. We will listen to your needs, address your concerns, and keep you informed about the progress of your case. Our goal is to ease your burden during this difficult time and help you achieve justice for your loved one.

If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, please contact Awanna Scott Law today. Our dedicated wrongful death attorney is ready to provide you with a free consultation, evaluate your case, and offer guidance on the best course of action. Remember, there are time limits for filing a wrongful death claim, so reach out to us as soon as possible to protect your rights and seek the compensation your loved one deserves.