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Mississippi Wrongful Death Attorneys Help Families Obtain Compensation for the Loss of a Loved One

Compassionate attorneys help clients claim damages

The untimely death of a loved one is tragic enough without having the thought that the death was caused by the negligence of another. While money will not bring your loved one back to you, a financial settlement will help to ease the monetary burden of medical expenses, funeral arrangements and lost wages your family has suffered along with the loss of your loved one. Our attorneys at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick know that this is a challenging time for you emotionally. We represent you with discretion and understanding.

What are the common causes of wrongful death in Mississippi?

There are countless ways in which people can lose their lives in an accidental death, but for it to merit a wrongful death case, it must have been caused by the negligence of another. Situations that can result in wrongful death include the following:

  • Catastrophic car accident
  • Truck accident
  • Workplace injury that leads to death
  • Medical malpractice that leads to death
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Violent crime
  • DUI manslaughter or vehicular homicide
  • Pedestrian accident

To recover financial damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, your attorney must be able to prove that your loved one’s death was caused in whole or in part by the negligent conduct of another. Your attorney must demonstrate to the court how you and your family members have suffered emotional and financial losses as the result of the death of your family member. You may be able to recover damages for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Pain and suffering

Our personal injury attorneys at Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick will explain everything you need to know about preparing for a wrongful death lawsuit. We will represent your interests and help you seek fair compensation for your losses.

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit?

The general rule is that only dependents and immediate family members are eligible to file a wrongful death action. Minors may require an adult guardian to file on their behalf. In Mississippi the statute of limitations, the legal time limit within which a lawsuit can be filed for wrongful death, is three years.

If your loved one has died because of the negligence of a person, corporation, drug company or maker of a defective product, a personal injury attorney can advise you of your rights and represent you as you seek justice on behalf of your departed loved one. At Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we are ready to help you with your wrongful death claim, and any other personal injury claims. We hold the negligent party responsible and fight for fair compensation for you.

Contact a Mississippi wrongful death law firm that can help you obtain compensation for the loss of your loved one

At the law firm of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we understand your pain and are sensitive and discreet as we advocate for your interests. Contact us online or call us at 866-461-1591 to schedule a confidential consultation.