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Mississippi Wrongful Death Attorney

Providing 75 Years of Experience to Victims of Wrongful Death

Helping Mississippi Families Who Lose Someone They Love Rebuild Their Lives

It is shocking when someone you know and love dies unexpectedly in a motor vehicle accident, at their place of employment or in a hospital.  This pain is intensified when the death is caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional misconduct.  If you are in this situation in Mississippi, you may be able to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.  Wrongful death is the term used when someone “wrongfully” causes the death of another person. The death may be caused by the intentional or careless actions of someone or by their failure to act (neglect). Wrongful death is a civil action for money damages rather than a criminal prosecution, but a person whose wrongful conduct causes the death of another often faces both civil and criminal penalties.

When a loved on is lost in a preventable accident the emotional pain and grief can be overwhelming.  These emotional obstacles to your recovery from the tragic loss of someone you love is only compounded by the financial pressure that may be created by medical expenses, vehicle repair costs and a loss of income.  The compassionate team at Barrett Law, PLL has been helping the families of accident victims who suffer the loss of a loved one for over 75 years.  We know that we cannot heal your pain or return the love or affection that has been taken from you, but we can help you unload some of the administrative burden and financial pressure as well as handle distractions like insurance headaches that accompany such tragedies. 

We have been helping Mississippi families rebuild their lives following the wrongful death of a loved one for over seven decades so contact us to learn how we can help at (800) 707-9577.

Common Causes of Wrongful Death in Mississippi

Wrongful death cases in Mississippi are typically filed on behalf of the deceased by a surviving spouse, child, or parent. Although there are numerous wrongful death situations that are recognized, the following represent typical wrongful death cases in Mississippi:

  • Medical mistakes
  • Car crashes (often involving drunk driving and/or reckless or distracted driving)
  • Motorcycle collisions
  • Nursing home abuse or neglect
  • Construction accidents including falls from ladders and scaffoldings
  • SUV rollover crashes
  • Fatal industrial accidents
  • Collisions with tractor-trailers
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle-car collisions
  • Criminal attacks
  • Work-related exposure to dangerous conditions or substances
  • Death during a supervised activity
  • Violent crimes
  • Vehicular homicide or DUI manslaughter

Financial Recovery to Rebuild Following a Tragic Accident

While no amount of money can bring back your loved one, you may be able to recover needed compensation for financial and emotional strain, medical and funeral expenses, loss of support, and loss of future inheritance you have suffered.  Damage awards will also include interest from the date the family member died.  In cases where one’s conduct evidences cruelty or extreme disregard for the safety of others, the court might also consider punishing the person responsible for the Mississippi wrongful death by awarding substantial punitive damages.

In most cases, a lawsuit must be filed within a certain time frame. This is known in the legal world as complying with the “statute of limitations”. You should call Bennett Law, PLLC today to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.  We have spent 75 years serving clients in Mississippi and building our reputation for excellence.  We understand that wrongful death victims are beloved family members, important civil minded members of our community and our neighbors. 

Our caring and supportive team of Mississippi wrongful death attorneys has been representing families who have lost loved ones with respect, compassion and diligence throughout Mississippi for over seven decades.  During this time of crisis and tragedy, our caring team is prepared to answer your questions and guide you through the process so call us today at (800) 707-9577.  No Recovery No Fee!



Our legal team at Barrett Law, PLLC serves people throughout Mississippi including: North Mississippi, Jackson and the Hattiesburg areas.