My father committed suicide in early January. He was living in a shelter that focused on helping people with mental health problems and addiction, which he had. He attempted to harm himself before he passed and I believe the shelter did not follow proper procedures to prevent him from another... Read more »
I doubt it but consult an Alabama attorney who handles nursing home questions and also contact the Alabama Civil Liberties union to ask if they have "cooperating attorneys" who handle issues regarding homelessness.
An Alabama attorney would be able to advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for the recent loss of your mother, and earlier loss of your stepfather. You say that a wrongful death lawsuit has not been settled. It isn't clear from the facts whether a...Read more »
The speed limit on my road is 15 mph! The person who ran him over NEVER stopped or turned around after obviously running a dog over. My dog was ran over right beside our mailbox, basically in my YARD. the truck that ran him over should have been on the right side of the road but my dog was on the... Read more »
Oh my gosh. That is terrible and I am so sorry for your loss. You should report this to the Police and the District Attorneys Office and see if you can get them to pursue animal cruelty charges against this person. As for a civil case, unfortunately animals are treated as property and valued as...Read more »
My sister in main one talking to lawyers and getting the estate set up. She says she wants to make sure all debts are paid first. I’ve read different things I just want to make sure I understand the process
Alabama handles wrongful death damages different than most (if not all) other states. In Alabama, the only damages recoverable for wrongful death are PUNITIVE damages. Compensatory damages such as pain, suffering, economic loss, etc. are not recoverable in Alabama. In addition, although the estates...Read more »
It will take people who care organizing together. I suggest you contact the Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP, ACLU of Alabama to find out who is working on the issue. Some faith groups are also working on that issue. Sojourners, & Repairers of the Breach may be able to tell you who in...Read more »
You may be able to file a claim. There is currently litigation pending against the manufacturers of talcum powder, particularly Johnson and Johnson. You should immediately contact an attorney in your area to discuss your mother's death in more detail to determine if there is a viable claim.
My sons father and my ex-husband was murdered at Elmore State Prison while serving a life sentence with parole and I would like to pursue suing the state of Alabama for neglect in there prison system. Please tell me if this is possible. The date of the incident was 2/16/17 and he died on 2/18/17... Read more »
The prisoner's estate can file a claim and the beneficiary would be the child. Contact the Alabama Civil Liberties Unit, ask for the prison rights group, ask them for the names and phone numbers of some of their "cooperating attorneys." They give free consultations.
My mother committed suicide in her home a year and a half ago. She struggled with bipolar disorder for years but her illness had become increasingly severe during the year leading up to her death. This was triggered by my father 'leaving her' although he remained involved in her life... Read more »
You will not in most cases find anything useful one way or the other. They look at the liklihood it was or wasn't caused by intent. They felt it didn't but won't have gone through a lot of paper hoops that will get you anywhyere. Ask. See what you get. but you won't find anything.
Chances are no for two reasons--the insurance company represented the parties that were doing wrong and also would have asked the administrator of the estate for a release before making any settlement payment. That release had a number of clauses. But I'm assuming you have a lawyer. Why not...Read more »
(He was on work release )Be done besides the drivers insurance company,is the facility held reliable and if you sue his insurance company can you still take him to civil court or go after the facility,after sueing,his ins.company he was a adoc inmate
This is not a criminal law question. Its a civil law litigation question.
Any time you are injured in any way you and your lawyer should sue every single person, firm, corporation or governmental entity that you and he or she can reasonably determine might be responsible. You do not sue...Read more »
Not sure there'd be any purpose of suing given that the assets of the estate would be disgtributed in the same way, but as there may be other factors why not contact a member of the Alabama Ssn for Justice--they give free consultations.
There is a grace period of two years to open an estate and file a claim. The Lawyer that had her case did not act on her behalf,causing her case to reach the grace period but I am aware that the grace period applies to the deceased if cause of death is already demand, which her cause of death was... Read more »
My husband was killed by a drunk driver in 92. My lawyer mishandled the case...and I got nothing from the suite. The man was driving a company truck on the wrong side of the interstate hitting my husband head on with a blood alcohol level of 2.87. I was never included in any of the decisions of... Read more »
This long after it's too late to do anything. You might have had time after it went down to have a lawyer check the records. Why don't you go to the courthouse (what you should have done back in 92), look at the actual record. If you see it was "settled" or "plaintiff...Read more »
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