Wrongful Death Lawyer

Compassionate Wrongful Death Attorneys

When a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to an individual or institution’s negligence, family members are left reeling. They need to grieve and the last thing they want to think about is a lawsuit. At The Al Hafeez Global Advocates & Legal Consultants, we understand that the recovery of damages can never compensate for the pain of losing a family member too soon. However, a lawsuit may help your family recover financially from your devastating loss and may prevent future tragedies from occurring.

If you are looking for the right law firm to represent your family after the death of a loved one, then you have come to the right place. Our compassionate wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this tragedy and bring you some peace of mind for the future.

What Does Wrongful Death Mean?

Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to a death caused by the fault of another person. A wrongful death lawsuit is one that is brought by a family member because a loved one has died as a result of the negligent behavior or unintentional act of another person. Common causes of wrongful death might be a car accident, medical malpractice or nursing home negligence. UAE has laws that allow a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation when a wrongful death occurs. Those laws are:

  • Wrongful Death Act – This law allows surviving family members to recover monetary losses caused by a loved one’s death. Surviving family members generally means a spouse, children or parents.
  • Survival Act – This law allows the deceased person’s estate to sue for monetary losses and pain and suffering endured between the time of injury and the time of death.

These are separate claims, but may be pursued at the same time depending on the circumstances of the case.

What Should I do if I Think I Have a Wrongful Death Case?

If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to contact an experienced wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. In many wrongful death cases, crucial evidence can be lost if not quickly preserved. At The ALHGA Law Firm, we recognize this important issue and are ready to quickly mobilize to preserve evidence.

We know how to thoroughly investigate all the factors that led to the fatal accident that took your family member from you. We will review any police reports that are available, consult with experts, and interview witnesses and other victims. We will leave no stone unturned in trying to recover compensation on your behalf.

What Kinds of Cases do Our Wrongful Death Attorneys Handle?

Our experienced wrongful death attorneys help grieving families with a wide variety of wrongful death cases. Some examples of these include:

Medical malpractice wrongful death cases due to:

  • Hospital or emergency room errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Childbirth errors (affecting mother or infant)

Nursing home wrongful death cases, caused by:

  • Bedsore complications
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis

Pharmaceutical wrongful death cases, due to:

  • Fatal prescription medication side effects
  • Pharmacy errors
  • Unintentional overdoses
  • Addiction to overprescribed pain killers
  • Hospital or nursing home medication errors

Motor vehicle accident wrongful death cases, including:

  • Drunk-driving accidents
  • Fatal truck accidents
  • Distracted driving deaths
  • Motorcycle fatalities

    Pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities

Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can be intimidating for many people going through the process for the first time. You can take comfort in the fact that we are trial attorneys who have recovered millions in compensation for our clients, and who have the skills, knowledge and resources to go toe-to toe with the people and corporations responsible for your loss.

Who can Sue for Wrongful Death

A wrongful death lawsuit must be brought by a person who has standing to pursue the case. This personal representative for the deceased may be named in the victim’s will, however, if no one is named, a close family member can petition the probate court to be appointed the personal representative. The lawsuit is then brought on behalf of the victim’s next of kin. In most cases, the next of kin includes the deceased person’s immediate family: the surviving spouse, children, siblings or parents (including adoptive parents and adopted children). If no immediate family survives, a lawsuit may be brought on behalf of a niece or nephew.

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