Losing a loved one is never easy.
It is a terrible tragedy for a family to endure.

The death of a loved one is difficult to accept and emotionally tolling, especially if it was a result of someone else’s negligence. Family members are often left angry, hopeless, and confused.

The attorneys at the Birmingham, Alabama, law firm of Petway, French & Ford sympathize with you in your time of grief. They will help you through this challenging time to recover the emotional and financial losses involved. They understand the delicacy of these situations and will treat their clients the way they would want their own families to be treated under the same circumstances. They are dedicated to giving their clients the respect, hard work, and attention they deserve, especially in a time of crisis. Our attorneys will personally sit down with you and listen to your situation. If they determine that a wrongful death claim or lawsuit seems the right course of action, they will fight hard to win money damages. In their combined 60 years of experience, our attorneys have represented a number of families in wrongful death cases.

Wrongful death claims or lawsuits are pursued when someone is killed as a result of another person’s negligence, wantonness, or some other wrongful conduct. Wrongful death claims can include death as a result of a work accident, defective product, car accident, or commercial vehicle collision. In Alabama, all wrongful death claims are litigated under the Alabama Wrongful Death Act. This statute is unique compared to that of other states in that it only allows for punitive damages, which are intended to punish the wrongdoer, and does not allow for compensatory damages. You and your family will receive any punitive damages awarded.


In all of our personal injury practice areas, the Petway, French & Ford law firm will not charge you anything unless we obtain a recovery on your behalf, either through settlement or jury verdict. One or two partners will be involved in your case, ensuring your case gets the experienced attention it deserves.

If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury as a result of a defective product, contact the attorneys of Petway, French & Ford today.

We offer FREE CONSULTATION. Call us at 205-977-9798 or toll free at 888-871-0303.

The law firm of Petway, French & Ford, LLP, represents clients throughout Alabama, including the cities of Birmingham, Anniston, Montgomery, Mobile, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa and Gadsden.