Losing someone you care about is always painful. However, when your family member’s death was the result of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to hold the negligent party responsible for their wrongdoing.
A wrongful death claim can help you recover any financial losses you incurred as a result of their accident and death. You might also be entitled to compensation for the emotional pain you have endured as a result of their death.
The team at the Morris Bart law firm is here to help. We know how much pain you are in, and we want to help get you the compensation you deserve. We do not take any upfront payment. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we are only paid if your case results in a settlement.
To learn how a Pascagoula wrongful death lawyer might be able to help you, contact the Morris Bart law firm today at (228) 207-5266.
Examples of Wrongful Death Cases
There are many types of accidents that can lead to the wrongful death of a loved one. They include:
There were 690 deaths due to crashes in Mississippi in 2016, according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation. A wide variety of circumstances can lead to motor vehicle accidents, including distracted driving from cell phone use and other factors, drugs and alcohol, and speeding. Driver fatigue is another major cause of accidents. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that drowsy drivers are less able to focus on the road, have a slower reaction time, and are more prone to making bad decisions.
Johns Hopkins researchers analyzed eight years of medical death rate data and concluded that more than 250,000 deaths occur each year as a result of medical error. This makes medical malpractice the third-leading cause of death in the U.S. behind heart disease and cancer.
Premises liability is where a property owner or manager is responsible for maintaining a property that is safe for anyone who legally enters the property. They are expected to take any precautions that a reasonable person would take to ensure everyone’s safety.
However, sometimes the property owner is negligent and does not keep the property safe. Slip, trip, and fall accidents are commonly the basis of premises liability cases, all accidents that are a common cause of traumatic brain injuries and even death.
Workplace Accidents and Illnesses
According to the National Safety Council, the three most common types of workplace injury events are overexertion, contact with equipment and objects, or slips, trips, and falls. Contact with equipment includes events like being caught in between objects or crushed by a collapsing structure, and, as discussed above, slip and fall accidents often lead to traumatic brain injuries, a leading cause of death in the U.S.
According to the Insurance Information Institute, over 6,200 pedestrian fatalities occurred in 2018. These accidents are often the result of a negligent driver who is committing some type of traffic infraction.
Product liability is when a manufacturer or any other party in the distribution and logistics chain is responsible for injuries that a product causes. These products could be anything from toys to fireworks to prescription medication. The product could have a defect in its design or one that occurred in manufacturing. In some cases, it may be that the manufacturer failed to warn consumers about potential dangers or failed to provide instructions for how to use it properly.
These are just a few possible examples of accidents that could lead to wrongful death cases. If you lost someone you love because of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to hold the party or parties responsible for your losses. Contact the Morris Bart law firm today at (228) 207-5266 for a free case review.
For a free legal consultation with a Wrongful Death lawyer serving Pascagoula, call 800-537-8185
How the Mississippi Statute of Limitations Can Impact Your Claim
In the state of Mississippi, there is a three-year statute of limitations for wrongful death claims where the cause of death was another party’s negligence, according to Miss. Code Ann. § 15-1-49 (HB 1257). That means you must file your wrongful death claim within three years of the victim’s death to recover compensation for your losses. If you fail to do so, you are typically barred from recovering compensation, although there are a few exceptions.
A wrongful death lawyer can help examine the details of your case and explain how the statute of limitations could impact your claim, specifically.
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Recoverable Damages After a Pascagoula Wrongful Death Claim
Some possible damages that a family can recover during a wrongful death claim include:
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of support and protection
- Wages and benefits previously provided by the deceased
- Lost wages from time away from work taking care of the deceased before death
- Out-of-pocket costs incurred as a result of the accident or victim’s death
- Medical costs left to the family to pay
How a Pascagoula Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help
A Pascagoula wrongful death lawyer can investigate the details of your loved one’s death and gather evidence to build a case pursuing compensation to the fullest extent of your injuries. They can calculate the full value of your wrongful death claim, including the non-economic costs like pain and suffering. Finally, they can negotiate with the insurance company to pursue a fair settlement for your case. If one cannot be reached, they can fight for your rights at trial.
For a free review of your Pascagoula wrongful death claim, contact the Morris Bart law firm today at (228) 207-5266.
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