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?
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
Relatives of the deceased have a certain amount of time from the date of death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. 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
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, call us today for your free consultation to discuss your rights. Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is here for you.