Wrongful Death Lawyer in DeSoto County
Compassionate Advocacy in Olive Branch, Walls, Starkville & Beyond
A loved one's death is never easy to cope with, but when that death is the result of someone else's careless or negligent behavior, the pain can be unbearable. If your family member passed away due to someone else's negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your pain and suffering—and to ensure that the at-fault party is held accountable for their actions. Let our DeSoto County wrongful death attorney at Hayes Law Firm help you through this difficult time.
What Is Considered a Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death is any death that occurs due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or entity. This can include motor vehicle accidents, product liability cases, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and more.
In Mississippi, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed by the personal representative of the deceased's estate if the deceased did not leave behind a will. If the deceased did leave behind a will, the surviving spouse or children can file a wrongful death lawsuit if they are listed as the primary beneficiaries. In cases where there is no will or the surviving beneficiaries are not listed as primary beneficiaries, a probate court will appoint a guardian ad litem to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased's estate.
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Who Is Liable for a Wrongful Death?
In order for a wrongful death lawsuit to be successful, it is important to determine who is liable for the death of your loved one. In many cases, more than one person or entity is liable for the death of a loved one. The liable parties can include the party that committed the wrongful act, the party that negligently allowed the wrongful act to occur, and/or the party that negligently failed to act when they reasonably should have.
The liable parties in a wrongful death case can include:
- The driver that committed the wrongful act.
- The manufacturer of the defective product that caused the death.
- The employer of the worker who caused the death.
- The medical provider who committed malpractice.
- The party responsible for maintaining a dangerous or defective condition.
In order to prove liability, our lawyer will investigate every aspect of your loved one's death. We will investigate the circumstances leading up to the death, the cause of death, and the liable parties involved. We will also examine any relevant medical records, police reports, and other evidence that can help us prove liability.
Financial Compensation in a Wrongful Death Claim
After losing a loved one, you may be overwhelmed by financial concerns. When a loved one dies due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, you shouldn't have to worry about how to pay your bills.
Financial compensation in a wrongful death claim can include:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses related to the deceased's final illness or injury
- Lost wages and benefits
- Pension benefits
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future earnings
At Hayes Law Firm, we know how devastating the loss of a loved one can be. Our DeSoto County wrongful death lawyer knows that no amount of money will ever replace your loved one, but financial compensation can help you cover the financial burdens that have been placed on you.
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