Providing Skillful Legal Representation to Bereaved Family Members
Suffering the untimely loss of a loved one is excruciatingly painful, particularly
if their death could have been avoided. Aside from the emotional toll
of the loss, you may face circumstances for which you never prepared.
Moving forward without a co-parent, provider, caregiver, or any of the
other roles a late family member played in your life can require huge
adjustments. It is, therefore, common to feel disoriented and anxious—or
even at a loss for what to do next—in this situation.
If you have lost a loved one in a preventable accident, our team at Richard
Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A. wants to help you hold
the at-fault party accountable. We know nothing can make up for your loss,
but having the negligent party answer for what they have done may bring
you a much-needed sense of closure, as well as help you recover compensation
for the losses (or damages) incurred by you, your loved one’s estate,
and/or your loved one between the time of the accident and the time of
Choose a Highly Experienced Team
At Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A., we can explain
the legal process to you and help you explore the potential benefits of
filing suit. Since we first opened our firm, we have remained committed
to serving clients using a tailored, honest approach centered on communication.
We have extensive experience with litigating wrongful death cases, such
as those involving:
Our attorney team has represented bereaved families in civil court for
over 30 years. All it takes is one call to get in touch with a member
of our qualified team.
Call Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A. for a free
case evaluation at (601) 869-0696 or reach us online. Our Jackson wrongful death attorneys are here to listen to you.
Filing a Wrongful Death Suit in Jackson
personal injury cases, wrongful death claims and lawsuits are available to those who have
been harmed by someone else’s negligence. When looking at a person’s
eligibility to file one of these suits, state law considers whether the
victim would have had cause to bring a claim had they survived the accident/incident.
Making the decision to take legal action is not easy, but learning more
about the legal process can help you determine whether doing so is the
right decision for you. If you are considering taking action, be sure
to ask our lawyers about the statute of limitations for your case so you
do not miss your window of eligibility.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
In Mississippi, a wrongful death lawsuit must, in most cases, be filed
by a direct blood relative or adopted child. If there are many relatives
who want to file suit, they must do so together, not through multiple
The law allows the following relations of the decedent to pursue action:
- Estate representative
Other interested parties (dependents of the decedent) may also be able
to join the suit. If you have questions about your eligibility, our team
of trial lawyers can inform you of your legal rights in a free consultation.
How Is Wrongful Death Proven?
To prevail in a wrongful death lawsuit, the plaintiff (the person filing
suit) must prove the victim would have lived if it had not been for the
defendant’s negligence. The plaintiff must also show the defendant
owed the victim a duty of care and that the duty of care was breached,
directly causing the death of the victim. Because wrongful death can be
difficult to prove, it is likely in your best interests to secure knowledgeable
Why Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney?
Wrongful death lawsuits are about more than money—they are about
providing the surviving loved ones of the decedent closure and financial
support. A jury verdict or settlement in your favor may help you rebuild
your life in the wake of mounting bills, lost wages and benefits, lost
companionship, funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
If any of the following apply to your case, you may benefit from wrongful
- The death was at least partially caused by the defendant;
- The defendant’s negligence makes them liable for the death;
- The decedent is survived by dependents; and/or
- The dependents are now suffering financially because of the death.
Whenever a family loses a member due to someone else’s negligence,
Richard Schwartz & Associates Injury Lawyers, P.A. stands ready to
fight for justice in their memory. We will handle all the legal work on
your behalf, striving to act as a rock during these stressful times. Our
goal is to keep you in the loop at all times, ensuring that your loved
one’s memory is honored and that you are not burdened with further
stress. Entrust your case to a firm known for putting its clients first.
If you are interested in pursuing justice and compensation following the
tragic death of your loved one, contact a Jackson wrongful death lawyer