Richard Schwartz & Associates
Will Take Care of You & Your Claim
Families who have lost loved ones in Columbus, Mississippi can find compassionate support and experienced advocacy at Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A. If an act of negligence has claimed the life of your family member, we invite you contact our firm to discuss your legal rights. You may be eligible to pursue compensation for damages related to the accident by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. These damages are not automatically awarded, so it is important to file a claim within the Mississippi statute of limitations and with the help of a highly regarded lawyer from our firm.
We may be able to help you recover compensation for:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Costs of medical care prior to your loved one’s death
- Lost financial support & benefits your loved one would have provided
- Lost companionship & guidance
- Pain & suffering endured by surviving family members
- Payments for any destroyed or damaged property
Mississippi Wrongful Death Law
Wrongful death law exists to hold at-fault parties responsible for compensating the surviving family members of a person who died in a preventable accident. A wrongful death lawsuit is essentially a personal injury lawsuit brought on the deceased person’s behalf; in other words, it is a lawsuit that the deceased person would have had the right to file had he or she survived their injuries.
Mississippi law specifies that the following people may file a lawsuit:
- The personal representative of the decedent’s estate
- The surviving husband or wife of the decedent
- The surviving parent or child of the decedent
- Any surviving siblings of the decedent
A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil case seeking compensation for the deceased person’s family. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the party who caused the death may also face separate criminal liability which may lead to fines, jail time, and other penalties.
Our Compassionate Attorneys are Here for You – Contact Us Today
We understand that you and your family are enduring a difficult and emotional time. During times like these, it is important to have someone on your side who you can trust to support you, guide you, and ensure that your rights are protected. Backed by more than three decades of combined experience and a history of successful outcomes, you can trust in our ability to help you achieve closure and justice.