Recovering Damages by Filing a Wrongful Death Claim
If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, you know how devastating it can be. The emotional pain and suffering is immeasurable. You may also be facing significant financial burdens, especially if your loved one was the primary breadwinner for your family.
Getting Legal Help After a Wrongful Death
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Diaz Law Firm understand what you’re going through, and we’re here to help. We have successfully represented many families in claims after a loved one died a wrongful death, and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Wrongful Deaths Can Have Many Causes
There are many different types of accidents that can result in wrongful death, including traffic collisions, maritime accidents and defective medicines or dangerous products. No matter how your loved one was killed, we can help.
Holding the Negligent Party Responsible
We also understand that no amount of money can ever truly make up for the loss of a loved one. However, filing a claim to recover damages can help to hold the at-fault party accountable, and it can also help to ease some of the financial burdens you may be facing.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, please contact us today for a free consultation with our wrongful death lawyers. We will review your case and advise you of your legal options. There is no obligation, and we only get paid if we win your case.
Who Can Recover Wrongful Death Compensation in Mississippi
In Mississippi, the surviving spouse and children of the deceased may recover damages in a wrongful death claim. In some cases, other relatives such as parents and siblings may also be able to recover damages. However, the statute of limitations in Mississippi is only three year, so getting started as quickly as possible is important. Otherwise, your family will not be able to file.
What Types of Damages Are Available in a Wrongful Death Claim?
The types of damages that may be available in a wrongful death claim will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of each case. However, some of the most common types of damages that are awarded in these cases include:
- funeral and burial expenses;
- medical costs related to the decedent’s final illness or injury;
- loss of future earnings and benefits;
- mental anguish;
- loss of companionship, consortium and support.
How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Claim in Mississippi?
The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death claim is three years from the date of death. This means that you have three years from the day that your loved one died to file a claim. If you do not file within this time frame, you will likely be barred from recovering any compensation.
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, please contact us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys. We will review your case and advise you of your legal options. There is no obligation, and we only get paid if we win your case.
Diaz Law Firm: Wrongful Death Attorneys
The experienced wrongful death attorneys at the Diaz Law Firm are here to help you if you lost a loved one in an accident due to another’s negligence. Contact us at (800) 459-2222 as soon as possible to obtain a free consultation about your case. You can also reach us online.