If your loved one died as a result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or wrongful actions, you have our heartfelt condolences. At Mama Justice – MW Law Firm, we understand that there is nothing more difficult than losing a loved one, and you likely have many questions about what to do next. As a mother who has lost a child, our founding attorney knows how death hurts and she is here to help guide you through the pain and legal process of bringing a wrongful death claim.
Led by our founding attorney, Missy Wigginton, we represent everyday people throughout Northeastern Mississippi, from Tupelo to Oxford to Corinth to Aberdeen. Our Mississippi wrongful death lawyers have a long track record of successfully negotiating good settlements for their clients after the death of a loved one. We are dedicated to our clients and will do whatever we can to help you get on solid financial footing after your loss.
When someone dies because of the negligent or careless actions of another, or because someone intended them harm, that is a wrongful death. Family members may be able to receive compensation for the loss of their loved one.
Examples of wrongful deaths include:
Even though the death of your loved one is very unfair and you may be feeling immense grief and anger at this time, the only people who can bring a lawsuit for wrongful death in Mississippi are those who had a close relationship and a financial relationship with the deceased.
A wrongful death claim can be brought against the liable party by a spouse and/or underage children for the loss of support. It could be brought by the parent of an adult child if the parent relied upon income from the adult child.
What about children or elderly family members who are not financial contributors? These people are still valuable members of your family, and you can still bring a claim for compensation, though you are likely to receive a smaller award.