Wrongful Death Attorney Serving Ridgeland and McComb

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Wrongful Death Lawyers Serving Mississippi

Nothing can replace the loss of a loved one. However, the lawyers at Abdalla Law, PLLC, believe it is important for surviving family members to take legal action and protect themselves and their future.

If your loved one’s death was caused by the intentional, reckless or negligent act of a person or company, Mississippi allows you to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. If successful, the claim can provide compensation that can play a major role in moving forward with your life.

Our firm will help you through this process. We have experience with these difficult and sensitive cases. We know how to be aggressive in our representation and yet mindful of the difficult situation that our client is facing.

Please contact us to arrange a free consultation about your case. We serve clients throughout Mississippi.

How Do Wrongful Death Claims Arise in Mississippi?

Typically, families in Mississippi pursue wrongful death claims after such incidents as:

Our firm focuses entirely on personal injury and wrongful death cases. This concentration has allowed us to develop the skills and experience necessary to successfully handle your case.

Who Can You Bring a Mississippi Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Mississippi’s wrongful death statute gives immediate family members the right to bring a wrongful death claim. In taking this action, the family member steps into the position that the deceased family member would have been in if they had survived. In other words, but for the injury resulting in death, the deceased family member could have sued the other party.

Family members who can pursue a wrongful death claim in Mississippi are:

  • Husband or wife (for the death of the spouse)
  • Parents (for the death of a child or unborn child)
  • Children (for the death of a parent – the suit must be brought on behalf of a minor)
  • Brother or sister (for the death of the sibling).

Mississippi confers this right on both whole-blood and half-blood relatives as well as on illegitimate children.

What Damages Can Be Recovered in a Wrongful Death Claim in Mississippi?

If you bring a wrongful death claim in Mississippi, can you recover compensation that covers:

  • Property damage
  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical expenses (the deceased family member incurred before death)
  • Any related expenses caused by the wrongful conduct
  • Deceased family member’s pain and suffering
  • Value of the deceased family member’s expected work life
  • Lost society and companionship of the loved one.

Mississippi is a “pure comparative negligence” state. This means that the damages that surviving family members can recover will be reduced by the percentage of fault for an accident that could be attributed to the deceased family member.

How a Mississippi Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help You

The process of seeking compensation is similar to a personal injury lawsuit. For instance, our legal team will:

  • Conduct an investigation to determine how the death occurred and who is responsible
  • Review all relevant insurance policies
  • Seek resolution of the case through a timely, full and fair settlement
  • Take the case to trial if needed.

Contact us today for a free consultation about your wrongful death case and the legal rights that are available to you. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis so you won’t pay anything unless we obtain compensation for you.

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