Tupelo Fatal Car Accidents
Like most metropolitan areas, Tupelo experiences a large amount of vehicle traffic. An unfortunate reality of that kind of traffic is that car accidents are a frequent occurrence. Sometimes, tragically, those accidents result in the death of one or more of the persons involved. If you have lost a loved one due to the careless or reckless actions of a negligent driver, let the Tupelo fatal car accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz assist you through this difficult time.
Recovering for the Loss of a Loved One in a Car Accident
After losing a loved one in a fatal car accident, pursuing a legal claim against the at-fault party may be the furthest thing from your mind. While feeling this way is understandable, and certainly reasonable, the cruel reality is that bill collectors will not wait for you to grieve. In most cases, fatal wrecks bring with them tremendous medical bills, funeral costs, and other expenses. If the deceased was a main source of income for your family, you may also find yourself struggling to provide for your family or meet other financial obligations. However, regardless of the situation you find yourself in, a wrongful death claim could be your best chance to relieve yourself of those financial burdens and also ensure that you have the resources necessary to take care of your family in the future.
Using Our Legal Knowledge to Help Your Fatal Car Accident Case Succeed
The first step in bringing a wrongful death lawsuit is identifying the proper party to bring the action. Under Miss. Code Ann. § 11-7-13, spouses, children, parents, siblings, and the personal representative of the estate are all potentially proper parties, depending on the specific facts of the case. After a fatal car accident, our Tupelo attorneys can help you navigate the language of Mississippi’s wrongful death statute so that the claim can be properly brought under the law.
The next step in asserting a claim is, usually, proving that the other party involved in the accident was negligent. To do so, you will need to establish that the other party breached his or her legal duty of care and that their breach was the legal cause of your loved one’s death. We can help you build your case by conducting a thorough investigation of the accident. With over 30 attorneys and more than 100 staff members, our firm has the knowledge and resources to find the proof you need to maintain your claim.
Another important aspect of a fatal car accident case is proving damages. Damages recoverable include medical expenses, funeral expenses, past and future lost wages, loss of society and companionship, and more. Being able to prove your damages will be fundamentally important to the overall recovery. Experienced car accident lawyers in Tupelo will know what steps to take in order to identify the damages to which you are entitled and satisfy the relevant burden of proof.
Discuss Your Case with our Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys Today
If a fatal car accident in the Tupelo area has taken a loved one from you, the lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can help you pursue recovery for your losses. Our attorneys understand that no amount of compensation or recovery can replace the one you have lost, but we also know that losing a loved one in a fatal crash can place very serious financial burdens on the victim’s survivors. Our Tupelo fatal car accident attorneys take pride in advocating for victims of motor vehicle accidents and their loved ones and assisting them through this difficult time in their lives. Let us use our knowledge and experience to protect you and your family from even further loss. Call us today at 800-LAW-4004 or contact us using our online form to schedule a free consultation.
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