Wrongful Death Lawyer in Jackson

4450 Old Canton Rd, Suite 200
Jackson, MS 39211
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Jackson Wrongful Death

The death of a loved one is indescribably heartbreaking. Likely, the last thing on your mind as you mourn your loss is a lawsuit. However, a wrongful death claim can help your family regain financial security while holding the negligent person or corporation responsible.

Morgan & Morgan's Jackson office is dedicated to fighting for the people against the powerful. Our wrongful death lawyers and staff show your family compassion, privacy, and respect during this difficult time. We shoulder the legal burden so you can focus on your family and the grieving process. Call us today to talk about your case.

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  • Mississippi Wrongful Death Laws

    Wrongful death claims are governed by Mississippi Code § 11-7-13. Under Mississippi law, a spouse, child, parent or sibling may bring a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent person or corporation. Typically, the personal representative or executor of the estate files the wrongful death action and collects damages on behalf of the beneficiaries. The estate's personal representative then distributes the damages as specified by statute as such:

    • Equally divided between the deceased’s spouse and children
    • Everything to the spouse if the deceased has no children
    • Everything to the children of an unmarried person
    • Equally distributed to parents and siblings of an unmarried, childless person
    • Damages go to the estate for general distribution if deceased has no living spouse, child, parent or sibling or their decedents
  • Filing a Wrongful Death Claim

    A wrongful death claim is based upon the underlying personal injury. In other words, you must prove all elements of the personal injury claim and that the injury caused your loved one’s death. You also must show that you have standing to file the claim under the Mississippi wrongful death statute. Our Jackson wrongful death attorneys strategically negotiate with the negligent parties and their insurance companies for an equitable settlement -- or, if we believe a trial can produce better results, we aggressively litigate the claim.

  • Wrongful Death Damages

    Damages depend upon the facts of your individual case, but may include:

    • Funeral and burial expenses
    • Medical bills related to the fatal injury
    • Loss of future income
    • Loss of benefits, such as healthcare, pension or Social Security
    • Loss of services, such as childcare, cooking, homemaking, accounting and security
    • Loss of companionship, moral support, guidance, love, and advice
    • Personal injury damages the deceased was entitled to
  • Contact Our Mississippi Wrongful Death Law Firm Today

    Morgan & Morgan advocates for your family after the loss of your loved one. Our experienced Jackson wrongful death attorneys are ready to discuss your rights and options for recovery. Schedule a free case evaluation.

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“I was in a difficult situation when I was injured by a faulty product. I was hesitant to seek legal help but with the help of Morgan & Morgan, they made the process easy. They took immediate action and got me the compensation I deserved. I couldn't have done it without them. I highly recommend their services.” Estate of Patricia Allen v. RJ Reynolds, et al. | 2014

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