South Mississippi Wrongful Death Attorneys
The tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one can be an overwhelming, earth-shattering experience. What makes matters even worse is when the death was caused by the negligence of another person. The emotional aftermath of the death of a loved one is traumatic, but the financial devastation that could quickly follow can be more than most can handle alone.
The Gardner Law Firm understands what you’re going through and has witnessed firsthand the challenges that you are facing. There are funeral expenses, legal issues such as wills and estates, and other administrative tasks to manage. The experienced Mississippi Wrongful Death attorneys at Gardner Law firm can assist you with any legal concerns you may have about anything connected to the passing of your loved one.
We can help start the recovery process and fight for the justice that you and your family deserve. If you feel that your loved one may have been killed because of negligence, then you may have legal recourse.
Under Mississippi law, a civil lawsuit can be filed by a surviving immediate family member (e.g., a spouse, child, parent, or sibling) or by the decedent’s estate personal representative against a negligent person or a corporation for wrongful death. The Gardner Law Firm will investigate the circumstance surrounding your loved one’s untimely death. We will meticulously look at all of the details of your case, leaving no stone unturned, making certain that all facts are clear and all evidence is preserved.
Types of Wrongful Death Claims
If a person or business acted recklessly or with negligence, then a wrongful death claim can be made. This can include the following as well as other kind of accidents and injuries:
- An automobile accident
- Defective products
- Hazardous drugs
- Personal injuries
- Medical negligence
Types of Wrongful Death Defendants
A wrongful lawsuit can be brought against many kinds of people and entities including individuals, businesses, government agencies, and employees. For example, in a truck accident that involves an insecure load of cargo and a defective highway, a wrongful death could include the following kind of defendants:
- The truck driver
- The trucking company
- The company who loaded the cargo onto the truck
- Local, state, and federal agencies responsible for road maintenance and alerting the public of a road malfunction
- The builder or designer of the highway
At times, government agencies and employees may have immunity from wrongful death lawsuits. It’s important to have an experienced attorney that understands Mississippi and Federal law and can handle the nuances and complexities of filing a wrongful death lawsuit. The Gardner Law Firm can assist in finding all the liable parties and make sure to hold them accountable.
Recover Compensation and Damages for Your Loss
It’s important to note that wrongful death lawsuits are separate from criminal proceedings. Criminal charges may have already been filed, or you may have already gone through the criminal justice process, but you can and should file a civil case if you suspect that your loved one died due to the negligence or recklessness of another party or parties.
We know the many burdens and expenses that the death of a love one can place on you and your family. You may be eligible to receive compensation and damages which can be economic, non-economic, and punitive (a punishment to deter the defendant from committing similar acts in the future):
- Pain and suffering that your loved one experienced before his or her death
- Medical expenses incurred before death
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages for gross negligence or willful misconduct
- Future lost income that would have been earned by the deceased
- Loss of an inheritance
- Loss of companionship and society
- Loss of benefits earned by the deceased
- Mental anguish
Handling Wrongful Death Cases
It’s important to know that that a wrongful death case can be quite challenging to prove in a court of law. There can be many people and entities that may be liable, which can take a lot of research and investigation to prove. If you’re dealing with a large company, you could be facing an army of attorneys that could be trying to twist or hide the facts of what actually happened.
You do not need to be intimidated by other attorneys, businesses, insurance companies, or people when it comes to recovering from the death of your loved one. You need fierce legal representation that will take them on. The Gardner Law Firm is experienced at handling wrongful death cases and will be dedicated, aggressive legal advocates for you and your family. We will hold the responsible individuals, businesses, or agencies accountable for the losses you and your family have suffered. We have over 55 years of legal experience that can help you get the compensation you deserve.
When to Reach Out to Experienced Mississippi Wrongful Death Attorneys
If you suspect your loved one was killed due to negligence, it’s important to secure expert legal representation as soon as possible by contacting an experienced and aggressive Mississippi wrongful death attorney. The Gardner Law Firm has law offices located in Biloxi, Pascagoula, and Hattiesburg, and we are ready to help. You do not have to take on big companies and businesses alone in order to receive compensation for your losses. To learn more about Gardner Law Firm and our legal services, contact us today at (228) 436-6555 for a free confidential consultation.