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Mississippi Court of Appeals says wrongful death case can go on

Some of our readers have probably had the misfortune of knowing someone who has lost a family member under tragic circumstances. In some cases, fatal accidents like this are termed as just that -- accidents. However, in some cases a negligent or reckless party may have caused the death. In that type of scenario, the surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.

The basic elements to prove in a wrongful death case

The loss of a loved one can be difficult to cope with, but when the death is caused by the negligent or reckless behavior of another party, it can be even more devastating. These types of unfortunate situations can manifest in a variety of ways, such as medical malpractice, a fatal workplace accident, a fatal car crash or even due to a defective product. But, in the end, there is still a loss of life that needs to be accounted for.

Wrongful death claims in Mississippi

The loss of a loved one can be devastating. When the loved one is killed as a result of the negligence of another person, the loss can be even more difficult to learn to cope with. Though nothing can bring back the life of another, there may be legal remedies to help provide for the expenses related to loss.

Wrongful death claims help families during a difficult time

Unfortunately, serious accidents can lead to the death or loss of a loved one. The loss of a loved one can be made worse when it is caused by a careless or negligent party. Loved ones can be unexpectedly lost in fatal car accidents; fatal accidents caused by dangerous or defective products; fatal medical malpractice incidents; nursing home negligence fatalities; or fatal workplace accidents. When a loved one is wrongfully lost or killed, the responsible party may be liable to surviving family members of the victim to compensate them for the harm they have suffered.

Fatal Mississippi car crash

Tragedy has struck on Highway 3. Two people were headed south on the highway in a Chevrolet. At 7:20 in the evening the car was hit by another vehicle. The passengers in the Chevrolet were killed on impact. The driver of the other vehicle also died on impact. The names of the drivers are not being released. It is not known why the other car collided with the Chevrolet.

Boating certification in Mississippi

Mississippi law requires that every person that operates a boat must be properly certified. Boating, like driving, requires a heightened sense of safety for the individual that operates the boat. Attention to safety by boat operators helps to prevent accidents that lead to injury or death to the victims.

Shooting range appeals MS high court decision in wrongful death case

A Mississippi shooting range is reportedly going to be appealing a wrongful death judgment issued by the Mississippi Supreme Court which found that a trial court’s dismissal of the suit was improper. That suit was brought by the family of a Navy SEAL who died in a training exercise back in 2008. The fatality occurred when a bullet fired during training hit him in the chest.

NFL vendor sued for wrongful death after drunk fan causes crash

For better or for worse, beer and liquor are an integral part of the sports fan experience for many people. Few tailgates would be complete without plenty of drinks, no matter how early kickoff is. And when it’s game time, most professional sports arenas in the U.S. offer more alcoholic beverages for sale.

Dueling lawsuits filed over 2012 fatal bridge crash

Determining liability in a car accident can be more difficult than it might appear on the surface. In one case out of Natchez, Mississippi, a man and his two children suffered serious injuries when their car was hit head-on by an SUV that had been traveling in the opposite lane of traffic. The SUV changed lanes into the path of the family's car; in the resulting collision, the man and his children were injured. The driver of the SUV was killed in the collision.

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