Attorneys Offering Compassionate Guidance And Skilled Representation After A Loved One’s Death
Losing a loved one is always devastating. Losing a loved one due to another person’s negligence only compounds the pain by adding the knowledge that your loved one was killed by someone else’s carelessness. If you’ve lost a loved one or family member through a negligence-related incident, a wrongful death case can help you get the justice you deserve and help ensure that no one else is injured or killed in the same way. A wrongful death case won’t negate the pain of losing a family member, but it can help ease the financial burden of unexpected funeral expenses and other costs.
The Mississippi wrongful death attorneys at Kilpatrick & Philley have experience with this realm of law. We know how the system works and can take care of your case, so you don’t have to add even more stress to your everyday life. We offer compassionate legal guidance as well as answers to your questions and concerns. We provide open, one-on-one communication throughout the process as we together work to recover fair compensation on your behalf.
What Is Wrongful Death?
In order for a death to be considered “wrongful” in a legal sense, it must be the result of another person or entity’s negligence.
Wrongful deaths may include those resulting from:
- Auto, truck, bus or motorcycle accidents
- A doctor or nurse who commits medical negligence
- Defective or malfunctioning products
- Serious accidents that occur on the job
- Unsafe conditions on another’s property, including slip-and-fall hazards and related injuries
There are other instances in which a loved one’s death may be considered wrongful. If you believe your loved one was killed because of someone else’s negligence, it’s best to seek the help of an experienced Jackson wrongful death lawyer who can help you navigate the legal process.
Frequently Asked Questions About Wrongful Death
We often receive questions from clients and potential clients about how a wrongful death claim works and what families may receive in the process. As every case is unique, we can sit down and review your case to determine your next steps. In the meantime, see some answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Who can file a wrongful death claim?
Under the Mississippi wrongful death statute, relatives and the appointed personal representative of the deceased party’s estate can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one. Relatives include spouses, children, parents and siblings.
How much is my case worth?
Every case is different, and it is impossible to determine how much your case is worth without first evaluating it. However, we can explain some of the damages that may be available to you. You can recover economic damages, such as compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, loss of income and lost property. You may also recover noneconomic damages, which include loss of companionship, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
Let Our Attorneys Lighten Your Burden In The Wake Of Loss
The wrongful death lawyers at Kilpatrick & Philley can help you fight for justice in the wake of a wrongful death. While it won’t ease the pain of losing your loved one, a fair settlement can lighten the financial burdens that often weigh down family members after an unexpected death, including medical bills and burial costs. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 601-707-4669 or fill out an online contact form.