In Mississippi, the law requires that only certain individuals can file a wrongful death claim. These include the surviving spouse, children or parents of the victim. If there are no surviving family members, then the executor or administrator of the victim’s estate may file the claim.
To prove wrongful death, it must be shown that the fatality was caused by the negligence or intentional actions of another person or entity. This can be difficult to do, which is why it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side.