There is perhaps no greater loss in life than when a beloved family member dies due to the negligence of another. In the aftermath of a fatal car accident or trucking accident, families will face great financial uncertainties and may not know where to turn for help. Mississippi Personal Injury attorneys, Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. has been representing grieving families in wrongful death cases for many years, and offers personalized attention and compassionate representation when you need it most.
Who is Eligible to File a Wrongful Death Suit in Mississippi?
There are certain people eligible to bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible person, business, insurance company or governmental entity. Family members eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit are spouses and children, and/or the mother and father of the deceased. If the deceased individual was not married, had no children and his or her parents are no longer alive, siblings and/or personal representatives may pursue the wrongful death action.
Why Should You Contact Us Today?
A Limited Amount of Time to File a Wrongful Death Case in Mississippi
Relatives of the deceased have a certain amount of time from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Mississippi. Once this deadline has passed, families will have no legal recourse against the responsible party.
Although this time seems like a long period of time, families should not wait to contact an attorney. After fatal auto accidents or semi-truck accidents, the responsible parties will attempt to evade accident liability. A wrongful death attorney must begin an independent investigation at once to preserve evidence.
Damages available in a Wrongful Death Case in Mississippi
Mississippi law allows for family members to collect monetary damages because of the wrongful death. While no amount of money could ever make up for such a tragedy, monetary compensation can ease a family’s financial burdens, so they can focus on their own emotional recoveries.
If you’ve been a victim of a Wrongful Death in Mississippi, call us today for your free consultation to discuss your rights. Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is here for you.