If your child, parent, or spouse passed away due to injuries from a personal injury accident in Mississippi, you may be able to hold the at-fault party responsible. You could recover compensation for your financial and intangible losses. A Pass Christian wrongful death lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help.
Pursuing Wrongful Death Damages After a Fatal Pass Christian Accident
Wrongful death damages are generally compensatory in nature, meaning they may compensate the family members for their losses. This can include both economic and non-economic damages.
If there is a spouse and/or children, it is likely they will recover the compensation in most cases. If not, the parents and/or siblings may be eligible. The recoverable damages can include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Other final expenses paid by the family
- Lost wages and benefits, including future lost income
- Loss of companionship and other intangible losses the family members endured
- Emotional pain and suffering the survivors experienced due to their loved one’s death
In addition, the estate can seek the damages recoverable by the victim in their personal injury case had they not passed away. This may include medical expenses, property damages, and pain and suffering they endured consciously before their death. While the beneficiaries of this compensation are often the same beneficiaries of the wrongful death recovery, it is determined by the will or estate plan.
For a free legal consultation with a Wrongful Death lawyer serving Pass Christian, call 800-537-8185
Time Limits on Taking Legal Action in a Wrongful Death Case
Building a case for compensation following a wrongful death can take time. We need to fully investigate the accident, gather evidence, involve experts, and take other steps to ensure we have a strong argument to support our claim before we file it. In many cases, this careful process allows us to demonstrate to the insurance company that their policyholder may be at fault, and therefore we will likely recover what we believe is a just payout if the case goes to court.
The result of this is the insurer may agree to an out-of-court settlement that we believe fairly compensates your family for your financial and non-economic losses. If the claims process is not as effective as we would like and the insurer will not agree to a fair settlement, we may file wrongful death lawsuits in civil court. Under Miss. Code Ann. §15-1-49, we have three years to take action.
We encourage you to contact us for a free consultation as soon as possible.
How an Attorney Can Help You Build a Wrongful Death Case
A Pass Christian lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to represent surviving family members who lost someone in a Pass Christian accident. When we represent a deceased person’s family, we must prove negligence caused their loved one’s accident and injuries. We need to determine what happened and assign liability.
Then we document the recoverable damages and prepare the paperwork to file a claim. Along with the claim, we request compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance provider.
Discuss Your Options with a Team Member Serving Pass Christian
A Pass Christian lawyer from Morris Bart may be able to help your family if a spouse, child, parent, or sibling died in a wrongful death accident. We will determine your options for holding the negligent party accountable for your loved one’s death. Contact the Morris Bart law firm’s Gulfport office today for your free consultation at (228) 357-9621.
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