Wrongful Death

Nothing compares to the pain of losing a loved one in a fatal incident. If a loved one died due to another person’s negligence, you may have a right to file a wrongful death claim to pursue compensation. Compensation for wrongful death can be in the form of economic loss or non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit is likely the last thing on your mind. However, you may be struggling to pay medical bills, cover funeral costs, and adjust to the loss of monthly income. You may also need time to heal away from work. At Ben Bowden, Attorney at Law, we help clients get the compensation they need to pay for these costs and more. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you seek compensation for your losses.

Do You Have A Wrongful Death Case?

Not every accidental death leads to a wrongful death claim. According to Mississippi Code Section 11-7-13, wrongful death lawsuits can involve various situations, including:

  • Someone killed in a tragic accident caused by negligent actions
  • Product malfunction
  • Medical malpractice
  • Malfunctioning equipment
  • Homicide

However, wrongful death claims are not limited to these actions. While there can be many other types of wrongful death claims, the few mentioned above are the most common under the Mississippi statute. 

The main cause of wrongful death is negligence, and it can lead to various types of accidents, including traffic accidents, defective products, workplace accidents, and more. Depending on the type of accident, liability can lie on one person or several. For example, an employer, a manufacturer, or a business can be held accountable for the accident.

Pursuing a wrongful death claim can feel overwhelming, but it is not your responsibility to know the law. At Ben Bowden, P.C., our attorneys have the experience and knowledge your case requires for a successful outcome. We will walk you through every step of the process, keeping you informed at all times, and help get the compensation your family needs.

What Can You Get From A Wrongful Death Case?

Under Mississippi state law, you can receive compensation for your losses (called damages), including the following:

  • The medical treatment expenses the deceased individual incurred due to the accident or injuries that resulted in their death.
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of care and guidance
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of the deceased victim’s financial contribution to the family
  • Loss of inheritance due to the death

If you are not familiar with the type of compensation available for you, our attorneys can help explain. We can investigate your case to establish the full extent of losses your family has suffered due to the death of a loved one.

Can You File A Wrongful Death Claim?

Mississippi law allows those closely related to the deceased to file a wrongful death lawsuit. These relatives include:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • A representative of the state

Get The Help You Need Today - Hire A Wrongful Death Attorney

Handling a wrongful death case on your own can compound the stress and grief you are currently experiencing. At Ben Bowden, Attorney at Law, we have a team of wrongful death attorneys ready to represent you in and out of court to ensure you get the rightful compensation after the loss of a loved one. Contact us online or call us at (228) 896-5652 to discuss your case with our team.

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Former Client | Personal Injury

Ben was awesome to work with. His assistant was able to address most of my questions during my case. Ben always found time to explain in layman’s terms how the court process worked. We won the case.

Former client

Mr. Bowden handled my workers' compensation case through trial and won big. He then filed a bad-faith case on the way my workers' compensation claim was wrongfully handled by the insurance company. I didn't even know I had that claim before he told me. I highly recommend Mr. Bowden. He took it to the other side at trial.

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