Alabama's Wrongful Death Statute is a unique law that provides for punitive damages against a business or individual that has wrongfully caused the death of another human. Whenever the negligence or recklessness of another, such as a driver of a speeding eighteen wheeler truck, the manufacturer of a defective/dangerous product, or the intoxicated driver of a private automobile, causes the death of a loved one, family members have the right to bring a wrongful death claim under Alabama's Wrongful Death Statute. Special rules and procedures are involved in making wrongful death claims where recovery is limited to punitive damages against the wrongdoer, and no other recovery is allowed. In most instances, the at fault party has insurance coverage to pay damages under this law. Our firm is experienced and knowledgeable in battling the insurance companies and successfully prosecuting wrongful death claims.