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Biloxi & Gulfport Wrongful Death Attorneys

Compassionate legal service during a time of great loss

The sudden loss of a loved one is always difficult to endure, but it’s so much worse when that loss was entirely preventable. If you’ve lost a family member due to someone’s negligent or reckless actions, The Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A. can help. Our Biloxi & Gulfport wrongful death attorneys provide compassionate and effective legal representation that holds wrongdoers accountable. Although money does little to relieve your anguish, the funds we recover for you can ease any financial burden your loved one’s death has caused.

Who can sue for wrongful death in Harrison County, Mississippi?

Mississippi law permits a wrongful death suit to go forward in instances where the decedent could have sued for a serious personal injury, if the injuries had not been fatal. The law specifically cites causes that include:

  • Unsafe machinery, way or appliances
  • Impurity of any item for human consumption, such as food, drugs, medicine, beverages or tobacco

The parties who can bring a wrongful death suit are:

  • The personal representative of the deceased for the benefit of all persons entitled to recover
  • The widow or widower
  • Parent on behalf of a child
  • Child on behalf of a parent
  • Sibling on behalf of a sibling

The law provides for one lawsuit for the benefit of all parties concerned. Contact our Biloxi and Gulfport wrongful death attorneys for more information.

What type of damages can a party recover for a wrongful death lawsuit?

In Mississippi, the law allows beneficiaries to recover any damages which the jury determines to be just. These can include:

  • Damages for any personal injury to the deceased including pain and suffering prior to death
  • Property loss
  • Pain and suffering of the survivors
  • Loss of love and affection
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of financial support from the deceased
  • Loss of pension and retirement benefits
  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial costs

In rare cases where the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious, the court may allow punitive damages.

Compassionate and competent legal representation following tragic accidents

Losing a loved one is a tragic event, especially when a sudden, unexpected accident causes the death. Surviving family members must deal with significant stress, including emotional and financial burdens that can be overwhelming without help or guidance. At The Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A., we are committed to helping Biloxi and Gulfport families through such tragic times by holding wrongdoers accountable and obtaining just compensation. With decades of experience, preeminent attorney Judy Guice demonstrates compassion, skill and legal knowledge while pursuing full compensation through out-of-court settlements and trials in state court. Contact our Biloxi and Gulfport wrongful death attorneys today.

How a wrongful death law firm helps Harrison County families

In most wrongful death cases, your attorney must prove negligence on the part of a defendant. However, if a defective product caused the death, the standard is strict liability. That means your attorney must only prove that the product had a flaw in its design, manufacture or labeling, and that flaw led directly to a fatal injury. A representative of the decedent’s estate or close family members can pursue compensation for their losses, which include:

  • Personal injury damages to the deceased
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of love and affection
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of future support from the deceased
  • Loss of the decedent’s benefits

In rare cases where the court wants to punish a defendant’s egregious behavior and discourage similar behavior in the future, it can award punitive damages as well.

Types of wrongful death accidents in Harrison County

To succeed in settlement negotiations or at trial, your attorney should have experience with the type of injury event that led to your loved one’s death. All manner of accidents can lead to a wrongful death, including:

  • Auto accidents
  • Maritime accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Truck accidents
  • Workplace accidents

Because of its proximity to the Gulf, maritime accidents resulting in serious injury and accidental death are also common. Gulfport accidental death caused by maritime accidents can involve any of the following:

  • Accidents on the high seas
  • Boating accidents
  • Commercial vessel accidents
  • Commercial diving accidents
  • Defective maritime products
  • Harbor and dockyard accidents
  • Maritime workplace accidents
  • Offshore drilling and oil rig accidents
  • Shipping accidents
  • Ship repair and maintenance accidents
  • Sinking vessels

Our experience serving Harrison County makes us well-qualified to manage wrongful death cases arising from these types of incidents. Contact our experienced Biloxi and Gulfport wrongful death attorneys today.

Contact our wrongful death law firm in Harrison County, Mississippi

If your family has suffered the tragedy of a wrongful death, contact the Law Offices of Judy Guice, P.A. today. We have extensive experience in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and are known for our compassionate client service and positive results. To schedule a free initial consultation, call our Biloxi office at 228-374-9787 or contact us online.

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