A Waveland wrongful death lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm might be able to help you with your financial recovery if you lost a family member in a personal injury accident. Under Mississippi Civil Code, you may be able to prove the at-fault party is accountable in the accident and recover compensation for your family’s damages.
You can speak with a team member from the Morris Bart law firm’s Gulfport office about your loved one’s Waveland, Mississippi, accident and injuries. Call us at (228) 357-9621 today for a free case review. We are a contingency-fee firm that represents victims of wrongful death in Mississippi.
Wrongful Deaths Can Occur Due to Personal Injury Accidents
Wrongful death cases occur when the victim of a personal injury accident dies from their injuries. Under Mississippi Code Annotated §11-7-13, certain family members may be able to recover wrongful death damages following the death of a loved one when a negligent party caused their accident and injuries. In general, any type of personal injury case may also support a wrongful death claim if the victim passes away.
At the Morris Bart law firm, we can help our clients with many types of negligence accidents and wrongful deaths resulting from them. These accidents could include:
- Motor vehicle collisions
- Pedestrian or bicycle accidents
- Falls and related injuries
- Drownings and other pool accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice, pharmacy malpractice, and birth injuries
- Battery and intentional injuries
Our team will discuss your legal options with you for free today. We provide complimentary consultations for potential clients who lost a loved one in Waveland. You can reach the Morris Bart law office in Gulfport now by dialing (228) 357-9621. A team member is waiting for your call.
For a free legal consultation with a Wrongful Death lawyer serving Waveland, call (228) 357-9621
Certain Family Members May Be Able to Recover Wrongful Death Damages
A Waveland wrongful death lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you understand the state’s wrongful death laws and how they apply to your family. We may be able to seek a payout for qualifying family members after the death of a loved one.
Mississippi law allows the surviving spouse and children to recover financial compensation. If the decedent was not married and had no children, their biological or adoptive parent may be able to recover damages. Siblings or other closely related family members may be eligible if they paid for related expenses or if the victim was not married, did not have children, and their parents have passed away.
In some cases, an immediate family member will benefit from a wrongful death action even though they did not file the claim themselves. This benefit may occur when an executor or administrator of the estate or a court-appointed personal representative takes action on behalf of the estate and its beneficiaries.
Damages Available in a Waveland Wrongful Death Case
When an accident victim dies from their injuries, it affects every member of their immediate family. They not only endure financial losses and economic uncertainty, but each one suffers unique intangible losses based on their relationship with the deceased. The recoverable wrongful death damages reflect these differences, with different family members recovering losses such as loss of guidance or loss of companionship. In addition, recoverable economic damages include:
- Funeral and burial expenses and any related out-of-pocket costs
- Loss of future income and benefits
- Other expenses and losses related to their loved one’s injuries and death
Additional recoverable damages include the compensation the victim could have recovered in a personal injury suit if they had survived their injuries. This suit could include compensation to cover their medical bills, lost income for their time after the accident and before their death, replacement of personal property, conscious pain and suffering, and more.
How We Identify Damages
When our team represents a family in their wrongful death case, we identify their expenses, losses, and other recoverable damages and document them as thoroughly as possible. This service makes it easier to convince the insurance company or the judge and jury to compensate them fairly for their damages.
Time Limits on Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Waveland, MS
We may be able to negotiate an out-of-court settlement agreement for your family, securing a financial recovery. This settlement will allow you to focus on what really matters instead of worrying about paying bills and covering expenses after losing your family member.
However, some cases require us to go to trial and convince a judge or jury to award your family compensation. When this occurs, we have a strict deadline we must meet. If we do not meet the time limit set by Mississippi Code Annotated §15-1-49, it may be impossible to take the case to court at a later date. It is imperative that we get to work on your family’s case as soon as possible to ensure we meet this and other time constraints that apply in your case.
Talk with Us About Your Family Member’s Death Today
A Waveland wrongful death lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm might be able to help your family pursue compensation if your loved one died because of someone else’s negligence. We know how to build wrongful death claims and seek recoverable damages for our clients. You can learn more about your legal rights and recourse for holding the at-fault party responsible during a free consultation with our team.
Let a team member from the Gulfport office of the Morris Bart law firm review your loved one’s Waveland accident, injuries, and death today. We will discuss your case with you and answer the questions you may have about Mississippi’s wrongful death claims process. Call (228) 357-9621 now to speak with us right away.
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