When people experience a death in the family due to another person’s negligence, there is really nothing in this world that can replace the loss of your loved one. It can be a situation that affects surviving family members for the rest of their lives. It doesn’t mean that the negligent party should go unpunished. Surviving family members are entitled to justice in a wrongful death case, although many people may not be inclined to aggressively pursue such action. Thankfully, seeking justice can be achieved through the efforts of personal injury lawyers who are experienced and knowledgeable about wrongful death claims.
Questions about Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is defined in Mississippi State Code and summarized as death caused by any of the following situations:
- A breach of warranty or improper state of usability of any item intended for human usage
Unsafe machinery, appliances, or devices routinely used by humans in normal operation
Any wrongful or negligent omission which results in equipment or other devices used by humans to become unsafe
Typical wrongful death claims involve automobile or trucking accidents, malfunctioning products or drugs, or medical malpractice, in which a patient receives improper or insufficient treatment and does not survive.
The Pragmatic Aspects of Wrongful Death
Although most people are inconsolable after suffering the loss of a family member or close personal friend, there are still practical considerations that need to be addressed. There are funeral expenses, possibly medical expenses, and if the deceased provided income to the family, there can be a loss of household income. This is where the assistance of compassionate wrongful death claim attorneys can be so helpful.
Apart from these strictly practical considerations with wrongful death claims, the law says that surviving family members are also entitled to compensation for pain and suffering as the result of of someone’s negligence. Not to be overlooked in all this is the fact that a loved one was wrongfully taken and justice demands the guilty party pay for his or her negligence.
Suffering the loss of a loved one is difficult; knowing that it was caused by another person’s negligent actions seems to make it even worse. Wrongful death lawyers understand the trauma that has been inflicted upon family members as a result of the unexpected loss of a loved one. Let experienced and compassionate wrongful death attorneys help restore some sense of justice and balance following the loss of a loved one.
Maggio and Thompson, LLP
174 West Center Street
Canton MS 39046
( 601) 300-3333