Gulfport Wrongful Death Attorney: Seek Justice & Compensation

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Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult experiences in life. When that death is sudden and unexpected, and it is due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, the grief can be even more difficult to bear.

At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we understand that no amount of money can replace the person you lost. However, we also believe that the person or party responsible for your loved one’s death should be held accountable for their actions. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit can help you do just that.

Our firm can help you seek justice and fair compensation for your losses. Contact us today at (228) 206-6286 to schedule a consultation with a wrongful death attorney in Gulfport, MS.

What Is Wrongful Death?

In Mississippi, a wrongful death is defined as one that is caused by the “negligent, reckless, or intentional” acts of another person or party. If your loved one’s death was due to any of these reasons, you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.

You may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses, if they were incurred as a result of the final injury or illness
  • The value of the lost earnings of the deceased
  • The value of the deceased’s lost care, companionship, and consortium
  • Punitive damages, if the defendant acted with gross negligence or wantonness

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Mississippi?

Under Mississippi's wrongful death statute, several different parties may have grounds to seek compensation for the loss of a loved one.

Those who may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit include:

  • The deceased's spouse
  • The deceased's parents
  • The deceased's children (and their descendants)
  • The deceased's siblings
  • The personal representative for the deceased's estate

Mississippi law states that there can only be one wrongful death lawsuit, but all interested parties can join the lawsuit once it has been filed.

How Long Do I Have to File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Like other states, Mississippi has a statute of limitations that applies to wrongful death lawsuits. According to MS Code Ann. § 15-1-49, the statute of limitations for wrongful death is three years from the date of death. 

If you fail to file a wrongful death lawsuit within this time frame, you will lose your right to recover compensation. Three years may seem like a long time, but it’s important to remember that building a strong case takes time. 

The sooner you reach out to Mike Slocumb Law Firm, the sooner we can get to work on your case. We encourage you to contact us as soon as possible to schedule a consultation.

Leading Causes of Wrongful Death in Gulfport

Wrongful death can occur as a result of any type of accident or event that is caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing.

At Mike Slocumb Law Firm, we have the resources and experience to handle all types of wrongful death cases, including those that involve:

If you have lost a loved one in any type of accident or event, we are here to help. Our Gulfport wrongful death attorneys at Mike Slocumb Law Firm have the experience and resources to effectively represent you in even the most complex wrongful death cases.

What Is the Difference Between a Criminal Case and a Wrongful Death Case?

In some cases, the person or party responsible for your loved one’s death may also face criminal charges. However, it is important to understand that a criminal case is not the same as a wrongful death case.

In a criminal case, the person or party responsible for your loved one’s death will face criminal penalties if they are found guilty. In a wrongful death case, on the other hand, the person or party responsible for your loved one’s death will face civil penalties in the form of monetary compensation.

In other words, a criminal case is designed to punish the wrongdoer, while a wrongful death case is designed to compensate the victim’s family.

Why Trust Mike Slocumb Law Firm with Your Gulfport Wrongful Death Case?

When you choose Mike Slocumb Law Firm, you can count on us to fight tirelessly for you and your family. Our firm is known for our aggressive approach to litigation and our ability to win even the most complex cases.

We are not afraid to take on large corporations, insurance companies, or the government to seek justice on behalf of our clients. 

As a client of our firm, you can expect the highest level of service and personal attention. We will keep you informed about the progress of your case and promptly respond to your phone calls and emails. We are here to serve you.

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If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident, we are here to help you seek justice. Our firm has helped many clients recover the compensation they deserve after the loss of a loved one, and we are ready to help you too. We encourage you to reach out to us today to learn more about what to do after a wrongful death and how we can assist you in filing a claim.

Call (228) 206-6286 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our wrongful death lawyers in Gulfport.

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