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Tupelo Wrongful Death Attorneys

Has your family member died as a result of a wrongful death accident? If so, contact our Tupelo wrongful death lawyers at Mama Justice today. We can help you.

People lose their lives every day in accidents caused by the negligent actions of others. These accidents often have a damaging impact on families who are forced to deal with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. Not only do families across Tupelo have to deal with the negative mental and emotional impacts these accidents cause but they often face towering financial burdens as well.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent, reckless, or malicious actions of another person, the Tupelo wrongful death lawyers are Mama Justice can help you get justice. Our lawyers truly understand that there is nothing more difficult than the loss of a loved one. Chances are, you have a lot of questions about what you can do next. Our lawyers will advocate on your behalf and stand by your side every step of the way while protecting your legal rights.

Over the years, we have provided responsive and aggressive representation for families in Tupelo and across Mississippi who have lost loved ones in various types of accidents. Our lawyers have a proven track record of helping families recover full and timely compensation from at-fault parties.

Our Tupelo wrongful death lawyers will help you and your family get the justice you deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our Mississippi law firm today to schedule a free case review to discuss the legal options available for you.

What is a Wrongful Death?

When a person is injured in an accident in Mississippi, laws allow them to file a legal claim, or a personal injury case, against the negligent party. These claims are designed to provide victims with compensation for various damages they endure. When victims pass away from their injuries, this legal ability is passed on to family members and other eligible parties. Instead of filing a personal injury claim, surviving relatives are able to file a wrongful death claim to hold negligent parties to account for their actions.

These lawsuits allow families and other bereaved parties to recover compensation for various damages after enduring an unexpected loss. These claims are generally filed by parties who have lost loved ones due to the reckless, negligent, or malicious actions of another person.

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

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

In order to pursue a wrongful death action, you must be entitled to do so. Our state provides various parties with the legal ability to file a claim against the negligent party. Entitled parties include:

  • The surviving spouse of the deceased victim.
  • Any surviving parents or children of the deceased victim.
  • The deceased victim’s surviving siblings.
  • Any other person who has been designated to represent the estate of the deceased party.

Claims surrounding wrongful deaths are most often attributed to motor vehicle accidents, medications, defective products, and any action or inaction of a third party that led to someone losing their life. It is crucial that you understand the applicable statutes of limitations associated with wrongful death and the process of pursuing legal actions.

In general, cases surrounding a wrongful death are guided by either of two statutes of limitations. These include:

  • One-year limit: A claim surrounding a death resulting from the intentional acts of another party must be filed within one year of the date of death.
  • Three-year limit: Deaths resulting from another person’s negligence must be filed within a three-year period from the date of death.

Our experienced and skilled Tupelo wrongful death lawyers will help you protect your legal rights and best interests after losing a loved one.

Schedule a free initial consultation with Mama Justice today by dialing (888) 484-1476. Our wrongful death lawyers in Tupelo are here to support and guide you through this difficult process