Tupelo Wrongful Death
If you have lost a loved one in Tupelo or the surrounding area due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another, Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz may be able to help you bring a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Mississippi law provides for several types of recovery in a wrongful death case, and our Tupelo wrongful death attorneys have the experience needed to fight for surviving loved ones to recover the damages to which they are entitled.Claims for Wrongful Death Under Mississippi Law
Wrongful death claims can arise under a variety of circumstances, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Negligent security
- Products liability
In any case, a wrongful death claim begins with identifying the proper party to bring the action. Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13 lists the parties that may potentially bring a wrongful death claim. The parties include the deceased’s spouse, children, parents, siblings, and personal representatives, and all are potentially proper parties depending on the facts of a case. Although it may seem like a small detail, identifying a proper party to bring the action is essential to the success of a wrongful death claim. In order to avoid jeopardizing your recovery, it is best to seek the advice of an experienced wrongful death lawyer in Tupelo who can help you correctly interpret the language of Mississippi’s wrongful death statute.
In addition to identifying the property party to bring the wrongful death claim, the deceased’s survivors usually must also establish that the defendant was negligent in causing the deceased’s death. Proving negligence under the law requires proof of the following elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages. Duty refers to the legal standard of care that applies to the defendant’s actions. Breach refers to the defendant’s action or inaction that amounts to a break from the applicable standard of care. Causation means that the defendant’s breach must be both the actual and proximate cause of the deceased’s death. Damages can refer to both the economic and non-economic losses that the deceased and their survivors sustained as a result of the deceased’s death.
Damages in a wrongful death case can include medical bills, pain and suffering, funeral and burial expenses, past and future lost wages, loss of consortium, the pecuniary value of the life of the deceased, and more. However, survivors without legal representation may not understand the different classes of damages that could be available. In order to ensure that you can pursue all damages to which you are entitled, let our Tupelo attorneys assist with your wrongful death claim.Seek Guidance from a Tupelo Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
Losing a loved one is a loss that no amount of money can replace. However, survivors of wrongful death victims are often left to deal with medical expenses, funeral expenses, bills, mortgage payments, and more. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we understand that the only way to cover these expenses and replace the income the deceased would have earned is by asserting a wrongful death claim. Our firm has been helping our clients obtain recovery in catastrophic loss cases for over 25 years, and we may be able to assist you and your family. With over 30 attorneys and more than 100 support staff members, we have the resources to help you get through this difficult time. To discuss your case with an injury attorney in the Tupelo area, call us at 1-800-529-4004 for a free consultation. You can also reach us by filling out our online form. NST is the way to go.