Mississippi Attorney Representing Families in Wrongful Death Claims
At the personal injury law firm of James K. Wetzel & Associates, P.A., we have a special regard and compassion for families who have lost loved ones in accidents such as:
- Trucking accidents
- Automobile collisions
- Industrial accidents
- Construction accidents
- Mishaps on the job resulting from misuse of equipment by improperly trained employees
- Unsafe premises accidents
- Maritime accidents
Contact James K. Wetzel & Associates, P.A., in Gulfport, Mississippi, to schedule a free no-obligation consultation with a wrongful death attorney. Our law firm welcomes the opportunity to offer useful advice after you have lost a family member in an accident, whether or not you retain Attorney Wetzel after the complimentary initial consultation.
At the Mississippi personal injury law office of James K. Wetzel, P.A., we believe in the jury system. We prepare every case as if it is going to trial. If we take your premises liability case, we will do so with the full intention to take the matter to court if necessary.
When this law firm represents surviving family members in wrongful death cases, we take the time necessary to gather detailed information about your case including all financial and non-financial aspects of the family's loss. This may involve hiring an economist to estimate projected lifetime earnings of the deceased had he or she lived. It may include spending time with the family at home to get a clear understanding of how the loved one contributed to the family in non-monetary ways: companionship, love and guidance, for example.
A wrongful death case normally has two actions:
- A claim on behalf of the estate to compensate the deceased for his or her suffering, whether death occurred one minute, one week or one year after a serious accident.
- A claim on behalf of the dependent and close family members to compensate them for their losses including future earnings and companionship.
The loss of a husband and father, a wife and mother or a son or daughter is one of life's cruelest turns. Families who have lost a family member in a car accident or workplace mishap often spend years getting their bearings again. Money from insurance policies can never replace the loved one's presence. It can, however, offer hope and opportunity to children who have lost a parent. A child's continuing education, put at risk due to the death of a parent, may again be possible with the receipt of a settlement.
We will go the extra mile to ensure a favorable outcome after a fatal accident has taken your family member. Attorney Wetzel has traveled to Mexico with an interpreter in order to get to know family members who have lost relatives who worked in the Gulf Coast area.
You Have Our Compassionate Sympathy After the Loss of Your Loved One
For a no-obligation initial consultation with a wrongful death and personal injury lawyer concerning the death of a relative, contact the law office of James K. Wetzel & Associates, P.A. We are available to help your family deal with legal and financial aspects of your painful loss.