How to File a Wrongful Death Claim
Under Mississippi law, a wrongful death claim is a legal action to recover damages for the loss of life caused by someone’s negligent or intentional misconduct. Wrongful death claims can arise when an individual dies due to another person’s negligence in a car accident, medical malpractice, defective product, premise liability accidents or any other type of personal injury incident. When your family suffers a wrongful death due to negligence by an individual or other entity, they may wish to file a wrongful death claim to recover damages. The Diaz Law Firm has successfully handled many cases of this type and offers a free consultation to help you.
The wrongful death statute in Mississippi (Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13) permits certain family members to bring a civil action against the person who is responsible for causing the death of their loved one. The suit must be brought within three years from the date of the decedent’s passing. A successful wrongful death claim may be compensated with damages for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income and other damages.
Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Mississippi
Although many people realize that car accidents can result in a wrongful death, they may not know that there are many ways a person can lose their life due to another’s negligence such as the following:
• Motorcycle collisions
• Pedestrian accidents
• Medical malpractice
• Workplace negligence
• Premise liability accidents
Obtain Free Legal Advice to See if You Can File a Claim for Wrongful Death
If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it is important to talk with an experienced wrongful death attorney in Mississippi. A lawyer can investigate your claim and help you determine if there is a viable case against the responsible party. An experienced attorney will also ensure that any damages awarded are maximized so that your family gets the best recovery possible for their loss. With the right legal help, you can seek justice for your loved one and ensure that their legacy is protected.
The Importance of Acting Quickly
It is also important to act quickly, as there are strict time limits on filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Mississippi. Seeking professional legal guidance can ensure that all applicable laws are followed and that your family receives the full compensation available under the law for their tragic loss.
Diaz Law Firm: Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Diaz Law Firm offers a free case review to discuss your option to file a wrongful death claim going forward if your loved one died as a result of negligence by another person or entity. If you need legal advice or representation, contact us to schedule a free consultation. We can be reached at (601) 607-3456 or (800) 459-2222. We offer you the opportunity to have your case reviewed with no obligation on your part, ask questions and discover what options there are to recover damages. You can also contact us online if that is more convenient for you.