Giving You Strength To Handle The Wrongful Death Of A Loved One

When a loved one dies unexpectedly while in the care of nursing home staff, because of a drunk or negligent driver, or after using a dangerous drug or defective product, family members generally want to know what happened and why.

While our civil justice system can deliver these answers, it's not easy to navigate it alone. Without a lawyer's help, you may not take the right steps in the correct amount of time to receive the answers you need or the compensation you deserve.

At the law firm of Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, in Southaven, our lawyers represent families who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents in North Mississippi and West Tennessee. We realize that no amount of money will replace your family member, but we believe it is important as you look to your future.

What Is A Wrongful Death Suit?

When a death is caused by the careless or reckless actions of another person, it is considered "wrongful."

Even if the actions were not criminally negligent, the wrongdoer may be subject to a civil court proceeding called a wrongful death action. While a criminal court proceeding is about punishing the wrongdoer, a wrongful death action is about compensating the survivors of the deceased person.

Family members can seek compensation for losses such as:

  • Medical expenses incurred prior to death
  • Funeral expenses
  • Lost financial support
  • Lost services provided by the family member
  • Loss of consortium or companionship for a spouse
  • Loss of parental guidance for a child
  • Pain and suffering, and mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Are you concerned that filing a lawsuit goes against your Christian ideals? We can help you and your family through this challenge.

We Are Your Guides And Support

When family members come to our firm, they are grieving and angry. While nothing we can do will bring your family member back, we can take steps to hold the responsible person accountable.

Whether you lost a loved one because of:

Our lawyers know how to properly assess your financial needs, when to file the necessary legal documents, how to walk you through the process and give you the support you need to move on with your life.

Make The Important Call

Call our law office in Southaven at 662-655-2115 (toll free 866-912-0408) or send us an email to set up a confidential appointment with an attorney. During an initial consultation, we will review your case for free. There is also no fee unless we recover compensation for you.