How Wrongful Death Claims Help Loved Ones During Hard TimesMississippi Legal News
Losing a loved one to a fatal accident is no easy ordeal for anyone. The mixed emotions families have to go through after something like this can sometimes feel overwhelming. You may feel angry, hurt, or both. When you are coping with a tragic event like this, the last thing you want to deal with is any expenses related to the accident. If you did not cause the accident, then you should not have to be left with the expenses for medical bills, property damages, and more. Talk with a Jackson wrongful death attorney if you are interested in seeking compensation through a wrongful death claim.
Common Types of Wrongful Deaths
There are several ways an accident can lead to the unexpected loss of a loved and these types of wrongful deaths can be broken down into different categories. Each category comes with different steps to take for filing your claim. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), unintentional deaths in the United States include:
- 38,659 auto accident deaths
- 243,039 injury deaths
- 75,354 poisoning deaths
Injury deaths make up the highest amount of unexpected deaths in the United States. These may include workplace accidents, defective product accidents, slip and fall accidents, or medical negligence. With all the different types of wrongful deaths out there, it is vital to identify the type of wrongful death your loved one sustained.
If a loved one was lost to a car accident, you will need to talk with the auto insurance company, but if your loved one was lost to a product defect, you will need to go up against the product manufacturer. Each cause comes with a different process. Reach out to a lawyer to learn more.
Wrongful Death Options for Compensation
There are different wrongful death options when it comes to seeking compensation. This compensation could be used to cover costs of medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, lost wages, funeral expenses, lost prospect of inheritance, and loss of support. The two main ways to seek compensation with a wrongful death case are mediation and arbitration.
Mediation is often less costly in terms of time and money. The main challenge is convincing the party responsible for your loved one’s death to seek the services of a mediator to resolve your wrongful death case. A mediator is trained to help you both reach a compromise and has the power to make this official.
Arbitration involves going with the other party in front of a judge who will decide whether you are eligible for compensation. This option may lead your case to trial when an agreement cannot be reached.
Wrongful Death Lawyer in Mississippi
Experiencing the loss of a loved one can be one of the hardest things you have to go through. Call the Germany Law Firm, PLLC at (607) 487-0555 today and one of our Mississippi wrongful death lawyers will help you take the steps necessary to help you obtain compensation. Our team of passionate wrongful death attorneys will work hard to increase your chances of fair compensation.