When Is It A Good Idea To Sue On Behalf Of A Loved One?

Whether they are a brother, sister, mother or father, our family members are important to us. They bring us support and comfort that is not easily replaced. When you consider this, it's easy to see why a person may be upset or feeling lost about their next steps in cases where a loved one has been suddenly killed because of another's negligence.

Though it's possible in certain cases to file a civil lawsuit after the death of a loved one and hold a negligent party responsible for their actions, doing so requires an extensive understanding of the law, its statute of limitations and above all, strong guidance from someone who understands your financial and spiritual struggles.

Understanding The Law And Your Rights

At Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, we help family members in North Mississippi and West Tennessee manage the difficult task of suing a negligent party on behalf of a deceased loved one. We walk our clients through the statute of limitations and make sure wrongful death claims are filed in the appropriate amount of time:

  • Mississippi — three years after a loved one's death or initial injury
  • Tennessee — one year after a loved one's death or initial injury

Is It Right As A Christian To Sue?

Just as with many of our clients, we are guided by our Christian morals and principles. We understand that suing on behalf of a loved one might make you wonder, "Is this the right thing to do?" We also understand that your answer may cause you to hesitate to take legal action despite your right to do so.

At our firm, our lawyers will only take the legal steps you want to take after a personal injury accident. If you choose not to sue and another loved one wants to step in, we will explain to them their rights, guide them through the process and make sure they are recovering compensation that will ensure you and your family are being taken care of financially now and down the road.

Take The First Step Toward Healing

Though taking civil action can never bring back the warm embrace of a lost loved one, a lawsuit can hold a negligent person responsible for their actions and recover damages for you and your family. We can help you through this process, both legally and spiritually.

To take advantage of a free and confidential initial consultation, contact our Southaven office by calling 662-655-2115 (toll free 866-912-0408) or filling out our contact form. You pay no fees unless we win your case.