One of the most tragic events imaginable is the unexpected loss of a loved one. Not only are you emotionally unprepared for such an event, but you may be equally unprepared to face the financial expenses and losses that confront you. When the death was caused by another’s negligence or misconduct, the anger and frustration can be almost too much to bear as you try to make some sense out of what has happened. At Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law, we know how you feel, and we will take strong, aggressive action to hold the responsible parties accountable for their deeds and help you get the compensation you need for yourself and your family to move forward.
Mississippi Wrongful Death Law
Mississippi law authorizes a wrongful death lawsuit to be brought by the personal representative of a deceased person’s estate or by a surviving spouse, parent, child or siblings of the deceased. This law is actually fairly complex and goes into detail about who can bring an action and under what circumstances. If you believe your family was killed because of another’s negligence or a defective product, you should talk with an experienced Mississippi personal injury attorney about a possible wrongful death claim. Your consultation won’t cost you anything, and you may be able to recover compensation for your losses, such as:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Conscious pain and suffering the deceased experienced before passing
- The value of lost income the deceased would have earned
- Loss of companionship
Punitive damages may also be awarded in the case of gross negligence or willful misconduct which resulted in death.
Experienced Legal Representation in Mississippi Wrongful Death Matters
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, talk to a personal injury attorney who is experienced in helping families recover compensation, hold responsible parties accountable, and move forward with their lives. In Biloxi or statewide, contact Corban Gunn, Attorney at Law, for a free consultation.