Over our many years in practice, the wrongful death lawyers at Lancaster | Taylor have sympathetically represented hundreds of families who must find a way to continue living after losing a spouse, parent or child. If you have experienced the death of a loved one, we deeply regret your loss.
The death of a family member is heartbreaking in and of itself. When that loss occurs due to the negligence, recklessness or wrongdoing of another, it is even more tragic and upsetting. Although no one and nothing can replace a loved one, our firm strives to hold those responsible for the loss accountable and to ease the financial and economic burdens that are often brought to bear on the surviving family.
Mississippi Wrongful Death Statute
Wrongful death can be caused by any number of events, including automobile accidents, product failures, industrial accidents, dangerous property conditions and medical malpractice. The right to recover for wrongful death is set forth in the Mississippi Code Ann. Section 11-7-13, which allows certain categories of survivors to file wrongful death claims, most often the spouse, children or parents of the deceased person.
The purpose of a Mississippi wrongful death action is to compensate surviving family members for the injuries and damages that their loved one would have been able to recover if the death had not ensued. Accordingly, recoverable damages include property damages and funeral, medical or other related expenses incurred by or for the deceased as a result of the negligent or wrongful act that led to the death. Family members and statutory beneficiaries may also be able to obtain compensation for:
- Conscious pain and suffering of the deceased
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Loss of society and companionship of the deceased
- Punitive damages, upon proof of gross negligence or willful misconduct
Our personal injury lawyers in Winona have successfully helped many families obtain significant compensation after the death of a loved one. By handling all aspects of a wrongful death action, from investigation to trial, we allow grieving families to focus on their emotional recovery, while we work to achieve a maximum damage award on their behalf.
Contact An Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer In Winona, Mississippi
If you have suffered the untimely death of a loved one, you should talk to an experienced attorney to evaluate your case. You may be able to recover damages that will ease the financial strain placed on your family, and your pursuit of a meritorious case may well influence the responsible party to alter its future conduct so that other needless deaths will not occur. Please contact any of our wrongful death attorneys at 662-548-3297 for a complimentary evaluation of your case.