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Wrongful Death

At The Finley Firm, our Alabama wrongful death lawyers and Georgia wrongful death attorneys understand the tremendous impact of the loss of a family member.

Alabama Wrongful Death Lawyers & Georgia Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful deaths can be the result of many different events, such as:

  • Car wrecks

  • Truck accidents

  • Industrial accidents

  • Construction accidents

  • Negligent security

  • On-the-job injuries

  • Chemical exposures

  • Fires

  • Falls

  • Slip and falls

  • Electrocutions

How to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit is not necessarily as easy to file as most. It may require that certain steps are taken before the lawsuit is filed in order to establish who has the ability to bring such an action. It may also require a more extensive investigation into the causes which contributed to the death and the parties responsible. 


Given the seriousness of such claims, and the high stakes involved, a complete and thorough assessment of the claims, potential defendants, and procedural requirements must be undertaken by experienced wrongful death attorneys.

When to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A wrongful death lawsuit, like all others, is governed by a statute of limitations which means that there is a deadline by which a wrongful death lawsuit must be filed. 


In most cases, in Georgia, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two (2) years of the date of death.  However, there are certain times when that deadline is tolled or stopped in Georgia, such as when the death was the result of a criminal act or when a deceased person’s estate has not been probated. 


In Alabama, the statute of limitations for wrongful death actions is also two (2) years from the date of death. 


The wrongful death attorneys at The Finley Firm can help you calculate the deadline. 

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