DeSoto County, Mississippi, Wrongful Death Attorneys
In DeSoto County, Mississippi, tragic accidents happen far too often. Whether the accidents happen in the workplace or on the roadways, families in northern Mississippi sometimes find themselves grieving the terrible and unexpected loss of a loved one. The road to recovery from such a loss is a long one, but one common desire is to see that the person or persons responsible for your loved one’ death are held accountable for their actions.
In Mississippi, if a family member dies because of the negligence or other wrongful acts of another person, that person’s loved ones are allowed to bring a civil claim to recover monetary damages for the death. This lawsuit is allowed to proceed regardless of whether the responsible party is a person or a company.
Mississippi law that deals with such wrongful death suits is found in Mississippi Code Annotated Section 11-7-13. It explains under what circumstances loved ones can bring such wrongful death actions and who is permitted to recover monetary damages in the event of a death.
Mississippi law lays out examples of which parties have standing to bring a suit in wrongful death cases and which parties are permitted to recover the monetary damages. For instance, if a father is killed in a terrible traffic accident, his family members are allowed to bring the case against the responsible driver. That means the case would proceed in the name of the wife and children, assuming there were children. If, however, both parents were killed, the right to bring such a wrongful death claim would belong only to the children. This is because the Mississippi law is written so that the next of kin are able to recover damages for their loved one’s lost life. It allows the family to step into a suit in place of the deceased family member, suing for injuries that they would have been able to recover had they lived.
Wrongful death actions occur for a variety of reasons. A loved one may be killed in a hit-and-run accident on the roads of northern Mississippi, in a terrible tractor-trailer accident, as a result of a company’s defective product or even from surgical errors or other medical malpractice. In each case, the wrongful death action flows from the negligence of the responsible party and permits the family members to sue for compensation of their loss.
The wrongful death attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm understand the grief you are likely experiencing following the loss of a loved one. We understand how such a sudden death could cause serious financial trouble and would be happy to discuss your case and present you with possible options for receiving compensation. If someone you loved passed away too soon due to the negligent actions of others, it may be helpful to reach out to an experienced DeSoto County wrongful death attorney who can guide you through such a case. The caring attorneys at The Stroud Law Firm have years of experience and have successfully obtained compensation for our clients in similar situations. Contact us today.