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 understand the need for closure. Over the years, we have helped families like yours obtain justice on behalf of a loved one they have lost. By filing what is known as a wrongful death lawsuit against an individual or corporation that was acting wrongfully or negligently, we can help a family receive peace of mind as well as financial compensation that can go towards funeral expenses and more.
Corban Gunn, Biloxi, MS wrongful death lawyer, and his team will take strong, aggressive action to hold the responsible party or parties accountable for their deeds. Together, we can send a message that cannot be ignored. Individuals and companies who hurt others and destroy families need to pay the consequences. We can help you get the compensation you need to move forward while ensuring those consequences are paid in full.
Mississippi Wrongful Death Law
Mississippi law authorizes a wrongful death lawsuit to be filed 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 complex and goes into detail about who can file a lawsuit and under what circumstances. If you believe your loved one died due to another’s negligence or a defective product, for example, every detail of the situation as well as any evidence will need to be thoroughly investigated.
Wrongful death lawsuits are civil claims and can be filed in addition to any criminal charges which may already be in place. Whether your loved one was killed in a tragic car accident with a drunk driver or in a work-related construction accident that you feel wouldn’t have occurred if your loved one’s employers properly maintained their onsite equipment, a wrongful death claim can help a family that isn’t sure how to move forward seek closure.
Most consultations with personal injury lawyers who handle wrongful death lawsuits 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
An Experienced Biloxi Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Make a Difference
Wrongful death cases can be exceptionally difficult to succeed with in court. Regardless of your circumstances and who was really at fault for the accident or incident, the defendant (the individual or company you’re filing the claim against) will do whatever they can to fight against your lawsuit. Falsifying evidence is a common practice in many wrongful death cases. Without the expertise of an attorney with years of experience fighting against large corporations, your case may not be successful.
Corban Gunn, Biloxi, MS wrongful death lawyer, has the experience and dedication your claim deserves. Our law office knows how to navigate complicated wrongful death cases and is prepared to investigate every detail of how your loved one’s life was lost. We understand how companies like insurance agencies get away with falsifying evidence and know how to counteract these attempts.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, talk to a Mississippi personal injury attorney who is experienced in helping families recover compensation, hold responsible parties accountable, and move forward with their lives. Contact our Biloxi office to learn more and receive a zero-obligation consultation at no cost to you.