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Missy Wigginton

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Jackson Wrongful Death Lawyers

If your loved one has lost their life as a result of another person’s actions, contact the Jackson wrongful death attorneys at Mama Justice to explore legal options available for you.

Every day, accidents take place in Jackson that have a life-changing impact on families. Whether your loved one lost their life in a car accident, while on the job, or as a result of another person’s malicious actions, you will most likely deal with overwhelming mental and emotional trauma. The financial burdens your family will be forced to endure only make the process of moving forward even more difficult.

If your loved one has lost their life as a result of another person’s reckless, careless, or negligent actions, the Jackson wrongful death lawyers at Mama Justice are here to help. We understand that there is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one. You will most likely have several questions about what you can do next. We will stand by your side every step of the way as we move forward to protect your legal rights.

Our law firm represents families in Jackson and throughout Northeastern Mississippi who have lost loved ones due to the actions of others. We have a proven track record of successfully negotiating full and timely settlements for their claims.

We will help you and your family get justice after enduring the loss of a loved one by not only fighting to protect your legal rights but advocate to ensure your best interests are protected and represented throughout the entire process. Contact our Jackson wrongful death law firm in Jackson today to schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss the legal options available for you.

Types of Wrongful Death Claims We Handle

At Mama Justice, our team has experience representing bereaved families who have lost loved ones in a variety of accident types. Although no two accidents are alike, we see many similarities in the circumstances leading up to the death of victims.
Some of the most common types of accidents that lead to wrongful death claims include:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents/18-Wheeler Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Drunk Driving Accidents
  • Workers’ Comp Accidents
  • Rideshare, Uber, Lyft Accidents
  • Premises Liability Accidents
  • Nursing Home Negligence or Abuse

These and other accidents can often be attributed to some form of negligence. If your loved one has lost their life in an accident, our team can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss potential legal options available to help you move forward and get justice.

Contact Mama Justice – MW Law Firm online or by phone at (888) 484-1476 today for a free and confidential consultation.

What Defines Wrongful Death in Mississippi?

In Mississippi, entitled parties who have lost loved ones due to the actions of another person are able to take legal action against a negligent party. Claims surrounding the death of a person are referred to as wrongful death suits. These cases are civil lawsuits that are filed after families endure the loss of a loved one. This type of lawsuit seeks to recover compensation for various damages that families face after enduring an unexpected loss. Wrongful death lawsuits are typically filed after a person loses their life due to someone else engaging in reckless, negligent, or malicious actions.

Under Mississippi Code Ann. § 11-7-13, wrongful death is defined as a death that is caused by:

  • The breach of a warranty of fitness of any item that is intended for human use or consumption.
  • Unsafe ways, machinery, or appliances.
  • Any wrongful, negligent, or real act or omission.

Wrongful death claims are commonly attributed to motor vehicle accidents, defective products, and drugs, or any action, or inaction, of a third party that led to the loss of life. It is important to understand the applicable statute of limitations when it comes to pursuing legal actions.

There are two separate time limits that apply to cases surrounding wrongful death that are filed in courts in the state of Mississippi. These include:

  • A one-year statute of limitation is applied to any claim that involves a death caused by an intentional act.
  • A three-year statute of limitations is applied to any claim where a victim lost their life as a result of another party’s negligence.

By using our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers, you can rest assured knowing your legal rights and best interests are protected after enduring the loss of a loved one. Our Jackson wrongful death lawyers will fight to maximize your recoveries.