Pascagoula Fatal Car Crash Attorneys Advocate for Victims’ Families
Accomplished Mississippi litigators seek just compensation for wrongful death
Mississippi has the unfortunate distinction of being among the states with the highest rate of auto accident fatalities. Three of the deadliest highways in the nation — I-20, I-55 and I-59 — cross the length or breadth of the state. Among the most frequent causes of traffic fatalities are head-on collisions, high-speed crashes, driving under the influence and distracted or fatigued driving. On rural roads, longer trips for ambulances to and from accident sites can add to the fatality rate. At Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we understand the grief that a fatal accident can cause to surviving family members. Although nothing can make up for your loss, we strive to win fair and adequate compensation to the fullest extent that the law allows.
Helping Mississippi families through the difficulty of losing a loved one
When someone is killed in a Mississippi auto accident, a wrongful death lawsuit may be brought against the driver or drivers at fault. Any of the following people are entitled to bring such a suit for money damages:
- The personal representative of the decedent’s estate, such as an executor of a will
- The surviving spouse
- A surviving parent or child
- Any surviving siblings
The damages recovered are shared among family members based on how closely related they were to the victim. Typically, the damages are split between the surviving spouse and children. If there is no surviving spouse, damages may be shared among the victim’s surviving parents, children and siblings. If you lost a family member in an auto accident, we can determine the best way to structure the wrongful death case so that the compensation is divided fairly among the survivors.
Obtaining high-value settlements for wrongful death claims
We use our extensive experience and recognized ability as personal injury litigators to help families obtain a full range of damages to compensate for the deaths of loved ones in traffic accidents. The damages, depending on their type, are paid either to the decedent’s estate or to the surviving family members.
Damages that go to the estate include:
- Medical expenses related to the decedent’s fatal injury or illness
- The decedent’s funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering that the decedent experienced prior to death
Note that pain and suffering damages in Mississippi are capped at $500,000 if the cause of wrongful death was medical malpractice and at $1 million if the cause was a pharmaceutical or product injury.
The survivors can receive the following damages directly:
- Loss of the decedent’s future earnings and pension benefits
- The mental anguish of the decedent’s surviving spouse or children
- Loss of the care, protection and companionship the decedent would have provided
We put a high value on your losses and will work zealously to obtain the maximum damages that the law and the circumstances allow.
Contact a Mississippi fatal auto accidents law firm ready to help you obtain compensation
At the law firm of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick in Pascagoula, Mississippi, we understand the emotional pain of losing a loved one in a fatal accident and will advocate compassionately on your behalf. Contact us online or call us at 866-461-1591 to schedule a confidential consultation.