My mom and her sisters and brothers did a lawsuit on their dad because of wrongful death (gave him the wrong meds) and the lawsuit been going on for a few years and my mom passed away in Nov last year and this year her siblings tell her kids that we won't be getting her portion Because she... Read more »
That is not necessarily true. Since your mother passed, you and your sibling may be entitled to the portion that she would have received had she lived (only divided amongst yourselves). You should seriously consider talking with an attorney about this.
You don't say where the carelessness that caused the death happened. Wherever it was, contact that state's Assn for Justice or Trial Lawyers Assn --in La it's the La.Trial Lawyers Assn. They will give you a free consult. It's not d.i.y
In a wrongful death lawsuit for my brother, we have agreed on an amount and finished all things required by law. Everything will be completed on our court date in October. When we go to court will the judge or the executor decide upon the division?
Or is there a state law that requires the... Read more »
Mom's step children, my half siblings, are trying to take a child's part in a wrongful death. My dad was killed in an auto accident and didn't have a will, but he has mama listed as a beneficiary on a life insurance. Will that work as a beneficiary for the auto carrier to keep any of... Read more »
This is in the state of Mississippi. I've found multiple state laws for a lot of other states stating that wrongful death proceeds cannot be garnished, and what types of debts my brother would have owed that can be garnished. But I cannot find the laws for mississippi on what specific lawsuits... Read more »
Hello...Does Mississippi State have an IIED law whereby a spouse is harassed and bullied to the breaking point of committing suicide? Intentional Emotional Distress. Can you please refer me to Case Law for wrongful death on this topic? Thank you for your help.
We have signed papers over 5 weeks ago to accept the amount offered for a wrongful death lawsuit and our lawyer says they still have no idea when the settlement could pay out. I was wondering if there's a mississippi state law that sets a time limit for the payout?
my ex husband had custody of my daughter and he disappeared with her in 1992. I have searched for her ever since. After searching for her for 25 years, i finally found her grave site. I didn't know that my daughter was dead, i am devistated. i want answers. i want to know why? The internet... Read more »
I wish I had good news but unfortunately the statute of limitations is long gone. I suggest you contact a member of the Mississippi Assn for Justice as they give free consultations and at least you'll know you did what you could.
If I may presume, as you seem to be in a lot of...Read more »
Been to trial and the jury found him guilty of dui but not guilty of killing my bro. And guilty of poss.of controlled substance ok him father in owned the truck he was driving that killed my brother and after the accident the owner did a bill of sale and got not insured in daughters name ok father... Read more »
Get the advice of another attorney. You /the attorney need to find out if there was excess or "umbrella " coverage. Did your brother have insurance on his vehicle? Was there underinsured coverage? Suggest you contact a member of the Miss. Assn for Justice in your area--they give free consultations.
if the statute of limitations is 2 years in miss. and the suit was not dismissed, you should be able to file. you need to get a miss lawyer preferably in the county or nearby county of where the wrongful death occurred.
I am not licenses in Mississippi. However, wrongful death cases are very difficult and I would definately suggest that you lawyr up and hire one.
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