Southaven, Mississippi, Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you or someone you know has had a loved on in Southaven, Mississippi pass away unexpectedly, you understand the shock that follows such an incident. No one can ever be truly prepared for the unexpected death of a loved one and family members are typically left in shock. One of the hardest parts of such an unexpected death is realizing that someone else may have been responsible. Though it will never bring back your loved one, grieving family members should consider filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party to help alleviate the financial strain such an unexpected loss results in. A Southaven wrongful death attorney can help walk you through the process and explain your options.
The tragedy of such unexpected deaths is that they happen far too often, even here in northern Mississippi. According to statistics gathered by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Mississippi has a higher rate of death than the U.S. average for every single category of accident listed in the report. For instance, the U.S. death rate due to drowning per 100,000 people is 1.7, while Mississippi’s rate is 2.81. More Mississippians die from falls, poisoning and fires than do on average across the rest of the country. Most shocking of all is that the U.S. fatal traffic accident rate is 16.4 per 100,000 people. Mississippi’s rate is almost double that amount, coming in at 32.36 per 100,000 people.
Given the many categories listed, it’s clear that wrongful death can occur in a variety of circumstances. Such cases arise when someone is killed due to the negligence of another person, company or organization. Wrongful death cases can relate to auto accidents, 18-wheeler crashes, defective products, workplace accidents, construction site problems, medical malpractice and many other things.
Mississippi Code Annotated Section 11-7-13 deals with wrongful death claims and clearly states that family members are able to bring a suit for financial compensation against negligent parties. Mississippi law says such suits allow family members to recover damages that “the jury may determine to be just,” taking into account damages of every kind. This means things such as medical expenses, hospital bills, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, lost earnings, lost future earnings, loss due to companionship and even punitive damages can be collected from the responsible party.
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 Southaven 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.