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If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. This type of civil action is a means to seek justice for your loved one and compensation for your family’s future. Call The Penton Law Group, PLLC to learn more about your options under the law.
Our experienced Jackson wrongful death attorneys are well-versed in personal injury matters. We can offer sound legal guidance, address your questions and concerns and handle your wrongful death claim while you are grieving the loss of your loved one.
Wrongful death is a special type of personal injury lawsuit, filed by surviving family members, on behalf of their deceased loved one. The term wrongful death is used when the acts of a negligent person or company result in the death of someone. The following are required in order to bring a wrongful death claim:
A death is “wrongful” if it was caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another person or entity. For example, wrongful death may result from:
Under state law (Mississippi Code Section 11-7-13):
Only certain individuals with a relationship to the deceased may file a wrongful death claim:
A wrongful death claim for damages is a legal remedy used to hold negligent persons or entities accountable for the harm they have caused. Damages in a wrongful death case may include:
Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC as soon as possible if your loved one’s death was caused by the negligence of another. We can help you seek justice for your loved one through a wrongful death claim. Our experienced Jackson personal injury lawyers can help you get the justice you deserve. We are available 24/7 and offer free consultations. Call us today or fill out a contact form.